Kansas Jayhawks Zone Set Plays
Below are three zone set plays from the Kansas Jayhawks. These plays were originally published on FastModelSports.com.
The Kansas Jayhawks used this play to start the game against New Mexico State’s zone defense. The play starts with the Jayhawks in an overload on the right side of the floor. Mason (1) passes to Seldon (3) away from the overload. Ellis (4) moves towards Seldon as if he is going to set a screen. Instead, Seldon passes back to Mason and Lucas (5) screens the middle man of the zone. Ellis curls around the screen and gets the pass from Mason for a lay-up.
- 1 passes to 3 away from the overload.4 (Ellis) moves to the elbow near 3.
- 3 passes back to 1.5 sets a cross-screen for 4 against the middle zone defender.
1 passes to 4 for a lay-up.
Kansas ran this play in the second half against New Mexico State. The play uses a dribble entry from Mason (1) from left to right. The dribble pushes Oubre (3) to the corner and sends Seldon (2) into the lane and back out to the perimeter. Mason passes to Seldon shifting the defense towards the ball. Oubre sneaks in behind the defense as 4 and 5 screen the bottom zone defenders. In the game, Seldon made the lob pass to Oubre with Oubre missing the dunk, but a good idea by Bill Self.
- 1 dribbles from left to right pushing 3 to the corner.2 cuts around 4 and back out to the perimeter.
- 1 passes to 2.5 and 4 screen the bottom defenders in the zone.
2 makes the lob pass to 3 for a dunk.
Zone Post Hook
We are seeing some great zone quick hitters from Bill Self in this game. In this play, Kansas runs a guard across the floor to the ball-side corner. With this cut, the bottom outside zone defender moves out to the corner to protect against the shot. 5 screens in on the middle zone defender as 4 flashes to the ball for an open shot.
- 2 cuts across the floor off of a double-screen from 4 and 5.
- Once 2 clears the screen (bringing the bottom zone defender out to the corner), 5 screens the middle zone defender as 4 flashes up the lane line for the ball.1 passes to 4 for a shot.