Create an Easy Look and Gain Momentum with a Backside Lob vs. Zone Defense
A lob play is a great way to catch your opponent off guard and set up scoring opportunities for your most athletic players. By utilizing solid back screens, misdirection, and a talented passer, your team can create open looks at the rim. The following play is most effective against 2-3 and 1-2-2 zone defenses.
- 2 should be a good athlete that can jump
to get the ball and finish. 1 starts the
play by passing to 2. 2 passes back to
- To draw the defense, 1 takes a dribble toward 3.
- 5 flashes to the middle to draw the center defender.
- 4 screens the weak side defender and 1 passes the lob to 2.
(Get a leg up on your competition with this play and other zone beaters from the ebook
Beating the Zone)
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