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Zone set plays
Chris Oliver


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Basketball Immersion

See YouTube video - Zone quick hitters that work, also Zone set plays - Cycles.
 
1) 1-4 high set
5) 4-out 1-in

1) 1-4 high

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1 passes to 2 who makes a return pass (boomerang), distorting the zone, 1 hits 4 or 5, the other high post dives.

See Zone offences - Geno Auriemma, Huggins dive and fill.

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From a 3-out 2-in set, 1 shallow cuts 2 to the top.

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A pass to 2 cues a high-post flash by 4 and 5, on a pass to one post the other dives.up

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2) 3-out 2-in

1 passes to 3, 2 cuts weakside, 5 screens the middle defender for 4 to come under.

(Option - use 1-2-1 boomerang passing)

See Zone set plays - Oregon 5, UConn point, Bill Self #3.
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3) Horns

a)

5 comes out, picks and rolls.

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1 passes to 2 and spaces, 4 flashes to the ballside high post.

See Zone offences - Hubie Brown 1-4, Memphis X.

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b)

1 comes off 4's ballscreen into a DHO with 3, 5 flarescreens for 4 then dives.
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4) 1-3-1 set

The high post screens, seals and finds space.

a)

1 passes to 2, 4 ballscreens, 1 pin screens for a pass to shooter 3 out top.

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b)

1-3-1 passing, the boomerang sets up a pin screen on the weakside top defender.

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1 attacks, 5 comes under, screener 4 may be open up top for a throwback.

See Zone set plays - Izzo arm chop.

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c)

1-2-1 passing, the boomerang sets up 4 to seal out the ballside top defender.

See Zone offence - 1-3-1 basics.

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d)

1 passes to 2 and clears to the corner, 4 ballscreens, 5 comes high weakside.

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2 comes off the ballscreen, swing the ball to the corner for a shot.

(Get the best shooter in the corner)

See Zone set plays - Wave sidescreen.

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e)

Ballscreen and screen back - 1 passes to 2 and starts to space, 4 ballscreens.

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2 rejects the screen, 4 screens for 1 filling behind.up

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5) 4-out 1-in

1 passes to 2, 3 backcuts on a return pass, 1 skips the ball to 4.

(Variation - 3 stays, swing the ball from 1 to 3 to 4, see above)
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