There are certain plays that you can run against man or zone defenses. This ball screen basketball play is originally designed for a man play but it works well for a 2-3 zone as well. Ball screen plays can be very effective against a zone. A good ball screen makes the top two defenders decide what they are going to give up, because no matter how they guard it they are going to leave someone open. Man to man version of the play.
Play Name: Villanova Wildcats: 2-3 Zone Ball Screen, Side Ball Screen, Single/Double Screen Play (11-12)
Play Goal: Set good ball screens and cause the top 2 defenders to break down and let up a drive or an open shot for the PG or a wing.
Tips: Set a good ball screen and be aggressive off of the ball screen. The PG needs to look to make a play for himself or a teammate off of the ball screen. Shooters need to be ready to shoot if they are open.