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Illinois's Box Z - Baseline Out of Bounds Play Against Zone
Ages: All Ages Youth Middle School High School+
This is a baseline out of bounds that you can use against a zone defense with multiple options to get an open look near the basket. Bruce Weber used this when he coached at Illinois.
1 - Passer
2 - Shooter
3 - Wing
4 - Finisher
5 - Big Man
- If 4 does not get the ball, 3 follows and fills an open spot.
- 2 flashes middle.
- 5 acts like he is setting screen on outside defender on zone.
- 5 then slips to pin the middle man of the zone and open up to the ball. 2 cuts out to corner.
- The action of 2 & 5 opens up a lane for 4 to do a straight dive.