Beating a 2-3 zone defense requires; ball movement, player movement, and attacking the gaps. A zone motion offense is great for this because it has specific cuts and movements built into the offense to help the players out on where they should be cutting or spacing. However, it also allows for a lot of freedom and gives the players the ability to read the defense, and then exploit what they are giving up. This is important because you don’t want your players to become robots.
When picking your zone basketball plays you should look to find a good balance between motion offenses and set zone plays. There is a place and time for both types of plays, and it is important that you have both in your playbook. Having the right basketball plays in a close game can be the difference between a win and a loss.
Play Name: USC: 2-3 Zone Motion Offense (07-08)
Play Goal: Establish offensive player movement and ball movement through the 2-3 zone.
Play Tips: The players need to cut hard and keep the ball moving, don’t let them catch and hold. Attack the gaps when the opportunity presents itself, but be under control.