We’re back with another edition of “Play of the Week” with UCLA Women’s Basketball. This week we look at one of our Zone Offensive Sets that creates inside touches and perimeter jumpers.
In this play we work to get the ball into the high post, and then create movement and spacing off of the pass. Once the ball is entered into the high post, the opposite post dives through the key to draw zone defenders or get an easy high low look. More often than not the defense collapses on the post dive through the key, which in turn creates an open look for shooters on the perimeter filling the space that defenders left.
The second video clip shows the high post passer following her pass into a ball screen. The guard reads the D on the ball screen, then makes the correct decision to shoot as the defender goes under the screen.
In the last two video clips you can see how effective the high-low pass can be against the zone. Cutting through the key from high to low puts a lot of pressure on the defense to communicate and guard the cutter. In these two clips, we were able to make the high-low pass to an open post cutter. Sometimes the simple pass and player movement can create great shots for your team. Get the ball to the free throw line vs the zone to enhance your scoring options.