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3-2 Zone Defense
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Tom Izzo Three Man Defensive Shell Closeout Drill
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Mike Dunlap 3-on-3 Full Court Drill
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1-1-3 Pressure Zone Defense
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Four Baseline Out-of-Bounds Plays From the Box Formation ...
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Steve Nash One-Handed Passing Series

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Three Flex Offense Entries from the 1-4 High Set

This article outlines 3 flex offense entries from the 1-4 high offensive set. Running these alternate flex entries from the 1-4 set creates fa...

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“Hoya” Baseline Out-of-Bounds Play Entry Into Flex

The baseline out-of-bounds play outlined below comes from the Georgetown Hoyas and provides a great entry into the Flex Offense from a dead-ba...

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Attacking a 1-3-1 Zone Defense – Izzo, Michigan State

The 1-3-1 zone defense and 1-3-1 half court trap can be devastating to an unprepared offense. The video provides real game footage of Michigan State’s Tom Izzo’s offensive approach to attacking the 1-3-1 half-court zone. For most of this game Izzo uses a 2-1-2 offensive setup. His middle man continuously occupies the center of the 1-3-1, not allowing him to get ...

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Zone Offense Quick Hitter: “1-3-1 Fist Down” – Izzo Michigan State

This zone quick hitter comes from Tom Izzo of Michigan State. “Fist-Down” creates tremendous decision-making pressure on the interior of the zone defense, putting them in a no-win situation regardless of who they cover. It comes from Izzo’s Basketball Smorgasboard of Drills and Basketball Wisdom DVD. The play uses a screen in the middle of the zone to free up a ...

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Read & React Quick Hitter: “Dagger” Pass & Cut or Dribble-At Screen For Weak Side Post

This Read & React quick hitter is ideal for youth teams running the Read & React who are looking to feed the ball into the low post. It combines a simple pass & cut or dribble-at action with a basket cut screen for the weak-side post player. I really don’t want to overcomplicate this play. It’s a stone-simple method for forcing ...

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Read & React Quick Hitter: 4-Out 1-In Flex Cut For Layup

This Read & React quick hitter incorporates a flex cut and backscreen into the offense out of a 4-Out, 1-In alignment. The primary option is for the person flashing off the screen into the paint for a layup; this quick hitter then offers a secondary option as the perimeter player downscreens to “screen the screener” often creating an open jumpshot at ...

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Read & React Quick Hitter: Guard-to-Guard Pass & Cut, Speed Dribble Throwback for Three Pointer

This pair of Read & React quick hitters can be run from the 4-out, 1-in alignment with the post player on the strong-side setting a screen for an open corner three-pointer. As with most quick hitters, I like to think of them in pairs – a primary and a counter – to keep defenses guessing towards the end of a ...

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Four Baseline Out-of-Bounds Plays From the Box Formation – Pat Summit Tennessee Vols

The post below includes four simple baseline inbounds basketball plays to run out of a box formation. Installed as a series, the four provide complimentary action to each other, one setting up the other, to keep the defense guessing through the course of the game. The final play of the series–called “Vols”–is used by Pat Summit’s Tennessee women...

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“Hoya” Baseline Out-of-Bounds Play Entry Into Flex

The baseline out-of-bounds play outlined below comes from the Georgetown Hoyas and provides a great entry into the Flex Offense from a dead-ball situation.  The creates several layup opportunities for cutters flashing to the basket. Setup with two players at low posts, and two players stacked at ball-side elbow. 5 flashes to corner and receives pass from 1. 3 cuts high a...

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3-2 Zone Defense

The 3-2 defense provides tremendous pressure on wing entry passes from the top of the key along with great coverage against perimeter shooters...

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Tom Izzo Three Man Defensive Shell Closeout Drill

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo utilizes the three man defensive shell drill as a staple in many of his practices. The drill emphasizes proper h...

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1-1-3 Pressure Zone Defense

The 1-1-3 zone defense provides ball pressure on the point guard, coverage of the high post, and the familiarity of having three players prote...

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1-3-1 Half-Court Zone Trap

The 1-3-1 zone defense provides strong coverage to the high post and wing area while putting great pressure at the point of attack. Teams ofte...