This zone quick hitter is from Syracuse Women’s Associate Head Coach Vonn Read submits two plays each month from his book The Basketball Encyclopedia of Plays
This is a simple but effective high low set vs. a 2-3 Zone that results in layups.
Coach Read has also served as an assistant coach in the WNBA with the Phoenix Mercury, Orlando Miracle, and San Antonio Silver Stars.
He was an advanced scout for the Orlando Magic as well as The Charlotte Sting.
We put our 5 player and best shooter (2) on the same side.
We start with a pass opposite our best shooter to shift the Zone.
The 3 player will pass back to the 1 player who will look to hit the 4 player in the middle.
The 1 player will ball fake to 2 before hitting the high post, which draws X3 closer to the shooter and away from the block.
When X3 cheats to the Shooter on Ball Reversal, they will not be able to pinch down to stop the high low pass because their momentum is taking them away from the block to the shooter.
If the High Low is not available, we repeat the same action on the other side, looking to get the ball to the middle for the high low.
The 5 player will always play on the weak side block.
Coach Read has also put together The Basketball Encyclopedia of plays. You can check them out here: The Basketball Encyclopedia of Plays or read more about the books:
Any coach looking for the latest and innovative plays from the Professional, College, or High School levels can stop looking. With a compilation of over 7,700 different plays, you will never need to purchase another basketball playbook again. These playbooks can be used as a great reference tool for years to come. This 2 Volume Book includes plays from 19 different play categories, and they are the most extensive playbooks on the market.
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Any coach that is serious about improving their knowledge of the game from an X and O standpoint will benefit tremendously from these books. These Books can be used to discover New Quick hitters, add a New Package to your playbook, or develop an entire Offensive System. There are a lot of new ideas and concepts in these books to study, and the Basketball Encyclopedia of Plays can be a great resource for coaches on all levels!!! This book is definitely for those X and O junkies who are always looking to improve as a Coach.
“THE GAME IS ALWAYS CHANGING? ARE YOU?” Vonn Read
Here is the link: The Basketball Encyclopedia of Plays