Wichita Weak Side

Move the zone defense left and out of position, then flare a guard right to create an open 3-point opportunity

WHY USE THIS BASKETBALL 3-POINTER PLAY
Shift defenders, utilize the dribble and have off-ball players find open spaces to beat a zone.

SET UP
The defense is playing slightly higher than a standard 2-3 look as your team has a player on each wing, and another in the high post. After some initial movement (not pertinent to the outcome of the play), the ball is positioned on the left wing.

HOW TO PLAY
Reverse the ball by passing to the top, then to the right wing. The post crosses the lane and ends on the ball side. The elbow player moves to the ball-side elbow [1]. Shift the defense again with a pass to the top. The new ball handler dribbles left. The left wing moves to the corner. The post comes across again. The elbow player shifts to the new ball side, then pops to the top [2]. The elbow player (now at the top) signals for the post to come high. The post sets a ball screen and the ball handler moves right. The right wing relocates to the post and occupies a defender. The original elbow player flares right, catches the pass and shoots [3].

3-pointer play

TECHNIQUE
The dribble penetration draws the top defender and leaves the right wing uncovered.

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