Newsletter #218

July 21, 2021

Today's Quote:  "Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it." - Andy Rooney


Today's Theme:  Inbounds Play vs 2-3 Zone - "Split"

This is a great baseline inbounds play to use against teams that defend the inbounds situation with a 2-3 zone.

In diagram A, the defense is in a 2-3 zone.  O3 is the inbounder.  O5 lines up above the blocks, between the X4 and X5 defenders.  O4 stacks outside the X1 defender.  O1 and O2 form a mini-stack above the X1 defender.

Split inbounds play

O5 seals the inside defender.  O2 (your best shooter) cuts around O4's screen to the ball-side corner.  O2 could get the pass and the three-point shot.  If the X4 defender goes with O2 to the corner (Diagram B), O4 slides down the lane into the gap looking for the pass and shot. You should have a 2-on-1 situation with the X4 defender. Either O2 or O4 should be open.

Split options

For more 2-3 zone inbounds plays, see Baseline Out-of-Bounds Plays vs the 2-3 Zone.


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