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Zone offence
Maryland women


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The Maryland Offence
FIBA Assist, issue 20

1 passes to 2, 4 cuts to the ballside short corner, 5 is on the post line (5 would cross the lane on a pass to 3). Can start with 4 in the short corner.

Against an odd-front zone, tilt the offence by dribbling the ball off centre while keeping proper spacing.

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2 passes to 1 (or skip passes to 3), basket cuts, and will replace 4 at the ballside short corner on whichever side the ball is passed. 4 replaces 2 on the wing, 5 stays on the post line.

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3 passes to the short corner, cuts to the middle and becomes the next short corner player.

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2 shoots, drives, or drags the ball back out to the wing. 2 looks for 1 or 4 if double teamed.

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On a pass from the wing to the point, 2 can downscreen the ballside backline defender and exchange positions with the short corner, or the short corner can backscreen the backline of the zone for an alley-oop pass to 2.

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On a pass into the post, the short corner changes sides of the floor, other players spot up.

Offensive rebounding is effective because cutters and the short corner have good position. Only the point guard doesn't rebound.

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