Baseline vs. Zone

These baseline out of bounds plays work best when inbounding the basketball against a zone defense such as the 2-3, 1-3-1, or any other type of zone defense your opponent throws at you. Hoops U. Basketball Coaching Academy members get even more baseline inbounds plays vs. zone defenses!

Line Play

Line Play

When the official hands the ball to #3, #2 pops out to the corner, #5 screens the middle zone defender, #4 flashes to the low block vacated by the defenders, and #1 flares deep as a safety valve. After passing, #3 enters the court to the weakside. The initial option to look for is the pass to #4. The pass should be lobbed high and away from the … [Read more...]

3 Across

3 Across

This baseline out of bounds play can be run against zone defenses in order to get an open jump shot or layup. The flashes and misdirections create open scoring opportunities. O5 = post and inbounder O4 = post on ballside low block O3 = swing O2 = free throw shooter O1 = baseline shooter   When the official hands the basketball … [Read more...]

7 / 7-Up

7-Up Inbounds Play

7 (and the 7-Up variation) are simple baseline inbounds plays you can run against a zone defense. The hard flashes often create open layup opportunities and once the defense sags to stop that, an opening is created for a 3-point shot. 1) Seven When official hands the basketball to #3, #1 and #2 break hard to the corners.  #5 picks a side and … [Read more...]