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Press breaks
Halfcourt basics


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Against halfcourt zone (or man) trapping defence.

a) 2-1-2 set

Use against an odd-front zone (1-3-1 or 1-2-2), or man-to-man pressure.

1 has three short pass options, and a long pass to 3 opposite.

Look to reverse the ball at least once before crossing halfcourt.

On a pass from 1 to 4, 3 pops out to the wing, 2 goes long opposite.

4 could skip it back to 1, behind ball level.
 
Don Meyer - the most important thing is crossing halfcourt in a position of power.

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2
On a pass to the high post, 3 and 2 create an attacking triangle, 1 gets in vision.

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3
If 4 passes to 3, 5 dives and 2 fills the high post.

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4
Get back to a 2-1-2 set on a return pass to 4.

See Press breaks - halfcourt Park View High, Atkins, Duke vs halfcourt 1-3-1, Zone offence - 2-1-2.

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5
Also use a 2-1-2 set to spread the floor (four corners) and protect a lead late in the game.

See Offence - Wootten four to score.

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6
b) 1-3-1 set

Shift into a 1-3-1 set against an even-front halfcourt zone, e.g. 2-3 or 2-2-1.

Inbounder 4 bumps 5 to the low post.

See Press breaks - Duke vs halfcourt 2-1-2, Ashbury halfcourt, Middle.




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7
On a pass to 3, 1-4-5 provide three short pass options, 2 is long opposite.

5 comes across (when low, and dives when high).

See Zone offences - 1-3-1 basics, Kermit Davis vs 1-3-1.up

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