Tag Archives: zone defense

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

Breakdown: Kermit Davis Morphing 1-3-1 Zone Defense

Go inside the action of coach Kermit Davis’ morphing 1-3-1 Zone Defense that has led to multiple NCAA Tournament runs. First-year Ole Miss Head Coach Kermit Davis is famous for using an aggressive style of 1-3-1 Zone Defense that helped his Middle Tennessee State squads to multiple NCAA Tournament appearances. This post outlines the principles of

5 Advantages of Running the 1-3-1 Defense

This is part 1 of a 4 part series on the 1-3-1 zone defense by Coach Rory Hamilton  As we approach the upcoming season, coaches often use the summer months to reflect upon every facet of his or her basketball program. From strength and conditioning programs to combating junk defenses, coaches are always searching for ways