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February 3, 2018: Virginia Cavalier guard Devon Hall #0 looks to pass the ball as Virginia defeated Syracuse 59-44 in front of 27,083 fans in an ACC matchup at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY. Photo by Alan Schwartz/Cal Sport Media(Credit Image: © Alan Schwartz/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

2-3 Zone: Forward Play

2-3 Zone: Forward Play

There are 2-3 zones and then there is the Syracuse 2-3 Zone. Coach Jim Boeheim and his Syracuse Orange have been befuddling opponents for decades with their brand of zone defense. Syracuse recruits great players blessed with the length and athleticism to be effective in the zone, but aside from that, the forward play is what

January 9 2016: North Carolina guard Marcus Paige (5) and Syracuse guard Malachi Richardson (23) in action as North Carolina defeated Syracuse 84-73 in front of 26,811 fans in an ACC matchup at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY. Photo by Alan Schwartz/Cal Sport Media(Credit Image: © Alan Schwartz/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

3 Tactics for Your Zone Offense

Add scoring punch by teaching these three detailed elements within your basic zone offense versus a 2-3 zone.  There are standards for a quality zone offense and each possession should feature as many of these standards as possible. Choosing the correct alignment, playing behind the zone, probing the gaps, using the middle flash and reversing the ball

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