The best way to prepare against a zone is to have different basketball set plays as well as motion offensive plays that you can use. Anytime you can get the zone shifting with ball movement good things are usually going to happen. By getting the weak side of the zone to focus on the ball and then screening them in you open up a lob opportunity. A lob play against a zone is all about selling a diversion action, timing, and then making a good pass.
Play Name: Wallace State: 2-3 Zone Double Back Screen Lob Basketball Play (11-12)
Similar Plays: Oldsmar Christian: 2-3 Zone Backside Lob Basketball Play, Pitt Panthers: 2-3 Zone motion Offense (11-12), Villanova Wildcats: 2-3 Zone Ball Screen – Side Ball Screen – Single/Double Screen Basketball Play (11-12)
Play Goal: Make the defense focus on the ball, and then screen the backside for a lob.
Play Tips: Reverse the ball a couple of times before throwing the lob. Make sure that the timing is right and that a good legal screen is set on the back side.