Ball screen zone basketball plays can be very effective if run the right way. The key is getting the top two defenders on the zone to have a miss communication and both guard the ball screen action at the same time. This will open up the other wing players for a shot, a chance to attack the gap, or a quick reversal to another open teammate.
Make sure that the player catching the pass off of the ball screen does not just catch and hold the ball. That will allow the defense to recover, and the ball screen will have been for nothing. You must keep the ball moving after the initial ball screen action.
The best time to attack a zone defense is after a couple of ball reversals, and using a ball screen against a zone is no different. You want to first get the defense shifting and worrying about other players cutting through the zone before attacking off of the ball screen. The player using the ball screen needs to be aggressive and make themselves a threat to score. After that, they can either take the shot or create for another teammate off of the drive.
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This Michigan 2-3 zone ball screen basketball play is not one of the most advanced basketball plays out there, but it works well when executed correctly.
This is a pretty basic basketball play, but it shows that a zone ball screen offense can be very effective against a 2-3 defense.
This zone ball screen basketball play is designed to put the top two defenders in situation where they have to give up a driving angle or a shot.
This baseline runner basketball play is going to be run against a 2-3 zone and is also going to involve a ball screen at the top of the zone.
This zone ball screen basketball play is going to be run almost like a man play with a single double screen action going on as well.
This ball screen basketball play is going to be run against a 2-3 zone and it is also going to incorporate a cross screen action as well.
This ball screen basketball play is going to involve two screens for the ball handler to choose from to attack the zone with.
This zone ball screen basketball play is going to take advantage of the top two defenders in the zone by using a ball screen and trying to overload them.
This Wallace State ball screen baseline runner basketball play uses a ball screen against one of the top defenders, and then sends a runner on along the baseline.