Michigan State Spartans Zone Options

Michigan State Spartans Zone Options

This article was originally featured on FastModelSports.com.

Here are two zone options against a 2-3 zone from Tom Izzo and his Michigan State Spartans. The play starts with a dribble entry to the right wing pushing 2 into the lane. 2 stops at the rim as 5 screens the middle defender in the zone. 2 then curls around the screen looking to get the ball in the middle of the zone. On the weak side, 4 screens for the low defender on the left side to free up 3 cutting up to the wing. Once 2 gets the ball, the bottom left zone defender has to make a decision on who to guard. If he guards 3 on the wing, 2 passes to 4 for lay-up (Option 1). If the defender takes 4 in the post, 2 passes to 3 for a shot (Option 2).

  • Basketball Play - Spartan Zone Options1 dribbles to the wing. 2 cuts to the basket, then curls off of the screen from 5. 

    4 screens down for 3 who cuts up to the wing.

  • Basketball Play - Spartan Zone OptionsOption 1: 1 passes to 2. 

    If the low defender on the opposite side follows 3 on the screen, 2 passes to 4.

  • Basketball Play - Spartan Zone OptionsOption 2: If the low defender stays on 4 after the screen. 

    2 passes to 3 for a shot.

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