Quick Hitter Play Against the 1-3-1 Zone
This is a great play that will get you an easy lay up against a traditional 1-3-1 zone. As long as the bottom player of the 1-3-1 zone covers the corner, this play should be very effective.
- The play starts with:
1 on one side of the court with the ball.
2 in the corner on the same side as 1.
3 on the opposite block.
4 on the ball-side block.
5 on the opposite elbow area.
- The play is initiated by 2 and 3 crossing underneath each other.
- 1 passes to 3 in the corner.
- As the pass occurs...
4 goes up the lane and seals Defensive Player 5 by posting up.
2 sets a screen on Defensive Player 3.
5 curls around the screen and goes to the hoop.
As soon as 5 clears the screen, 2 needs to get out of the lane to avoid a 3-second violation.
- 3 passes the ball to 5 for an easy lay up.
This is a simple play, but timing is crucial for this play to work.
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