Ball screen basketball plays can still be used against a 2-3 zone. The reason that they work is because they cause the top 2 defenders to have to decide if they are going to fight through the screen, or pass of the ball handler to their partner. This opens up shooting and driving opportunities for the other players on the floor. The ball handler must be aggressive when using the ball screen though to put the top defenders in this situation.
Play Name: Pitt Panthers: 2-3 Zone Ball Screen, Single Screen Basketball Play (11-12)
Similar Plays: Vanderbilt: 2-3 Zone BLOB Four Low Lob Basketball Play, Villanova Wildcats: 2-3 Zone Cross Screen – Side Ball Screen Basketball Play (11-12), Pitt Panthers: 2-3 Zone Motion Offense (11-12)
Play Goal: Get penetration off of the ball screen and then play out of it.
Play Tips: Set a good ball screen and single screen. Read the defense and find the open man.