Kentucky Wildcat Play - Man and Zone Variation

Daniel Benjamin

The following play is designed to get a basket off a lob for either a lay-up or a dunk. This play can also turn into an offensive series of plays with multiple scoring options. This play is to be run against man-to-man defense.

Step 1:

The play begins from a three-out, two-in set.

Player 1 passes to 3. At the same time, 2 makes a deep cut to the strong side corner.

Step 2:

5 flashes to the high post and sets a screen for 1.

1 cuts off of 5's screen, looking for the lob from 3.

Step 3:

If the lob pass is not available, 1 clears out of the lane to the weak side corner.

3 passes to 2 in the corner.

Step 4:

2 can either catch and shoot, drive baseline or look into 4 who is posting up.

Step 5:

If none of the options are available for 2, he/she swings the ball back to 3.

3 reverses the ball to 5 at the top of the key

Step 6:

5 has the option to drive or look for 4 on a duck in inside the lane.

If neither option is available, 1 cuts to the wing and receives a pass from 5.

Step 7:

1 has several options at this point. He/she can drive to the basket, catch and shoot, call for 5 to set a screen.

If 1 is defended well, 4 should set a back screen for 2 who cuts to the opposite short corner looking for a pass from 1.

Zone Variation

With a slight variation, this play can also be run against a zone defense. There are fewer options than against man-to-man defense, but with good movement and screens, your offense can get many open looks.

Step 1:

2 makes a deep cut to the opposite corner, using a screen from 4.

1 passes the ball to 3.

Step 2:

3 passes to 2 in the corner for the shot.

Step 3:

If 2 is not able to catch and shoot, he/she looks to pass to 4 in the low post or 5 in the high post.

Step 4:

If 2 does not have any open passes, he/she swings the ball back to 3.

Step 5:

Once 3 has the ball, 5 sets a screen on the man at the top of the zone.

1 makes a flare cut to the opposite wing. 3 looks to pass across the court to an open 1.

Step 6:

If 1 is defended, 4 sets a screen on the defender in the middle of the zone.

2 uses the screen from 4 and cuts to the ball side short corner.



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Rolly Fortin says:
12/17/2014 at 2:52:50 AM

Our team will use this man zone variation. Simple

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willard says:
12/28/2014 at 10:19:04 PM

I will try it with my team on the man tom variation

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