Basketball Offense Drills

Basketball Offense

2-3 zone defense

A great counter when facing a 2-3 zone, have your wings cross and screen the top defenders creating an opening for the ball handler to drive. Why use this zone play Robert Morris University ran this play against Youngstown earlier this season. Rather than the typical zone play in which the ball moves around the […]

Open the corner for an uncontested shot

Draw the opposite-corner defender into the lane with a dribble drive, then have a curling wing player screen that defender to allow for an uncontested shot. Why use this play Duke makes 3-point shooting look easy because of the movements used to create open shots. Here, the opposite corner becomes wide open after an inside […]

Transition Post Pop & Screener Action

Use your trailing big man to set a high ball screen, which eventually leads to a pass back and your center flashing high or the point curling off a low screen. WHY USE IT As defenses scramble back in transition, a high ball screen opens multiple scoring options, which includes the point guard coming off […]

Different 2-Man Game Nets Jumper

Your big man sets a pair of screens for the same player to set up an open mid-range jumper coming off an underneath inbound play. WHY USE IT This is a play run by many college teams this year. The term “two-man game” usually means pick-and-roll, but here it describes how one player sets two […]