(Rental)-Scoring Against Man To Man & Zone Defenses
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Scoring Against Man to Man and Zone Defenses
The first coach in college basketball history to take five different teams to the NCAA tournament, Lon Kruger has been a success everywhere he has coached. Currently at the University of Oklahoma, Kruger shares with you his ideas about offensive basketball in this video. Using a variety of 3-on-0, 5-on-0, 3-on-3, and 5-on-5 drills; Kruger teaches fundamentals such as spacing, screening, passing, and much more in this video. Scoring against man to man & zone defenses will be much easier by using Lon Kruger's methods.
3-on-0 and 5-on-0 Drills
Coach Kruger begins his teaching using 3-on-0 drills. Here, he emphasizes passing with the outside hand, v-cuts, and balancing the floor with the dribble. The drills are done at game speed to help players understand how to execute in a half-court offense.
The drills progress to a 5-on-0 transition drill where Coach Kruger again teaches spacing and the different options available in the fast break. Players learn how to run the floor properly getting into the right positions in the half court. Coach Kruger also talks about how to adapt his system to different skill sets and he takes you through some of the different options he has used over the years.
Breakdown of the Ball Screen
Because of its importance, Coach Kruger thoroughly reviews the ball screen. He puts emphasis on the timing, screening angles, and the execution of the pop or the roll by the post player setting the screen. For guards, Coach Kruger stresses the importance of proper screening angles and understanding the strengths of your players. For those who are better drivers, the screens are set inside the 3-point line. For shooters, screens are set outside the 3-point arc.
For posts setting ball screens, Coach Kruger likes to utilize the strength of the individual player again. Shooters have the freedom to step out and hit the 3-pointer. Better inside players are taught to roll to the basket and look for the ball.
Offense Against Zone Defenses
Coach Kruger also shows you how to break the 2-3 zone using a 1-3-1 look. He reviews dribble penetration of the gaps, misdirection, and ball fakes and demonstrates each on the court. Coach Kruger discusses the angled ball screen, which helps to distort the 2-3 zone by moving defenders out of position. Kruger also shares ideas on attacking a variety of other zone defenses, including the 1-3-1 half-court trap.
Coach Kruger has demonstrated over time that his offenses can attack both man-to-man and zone defenses. This video is an in-depth look at how one of college basketball’s all-time greats does exactly that. Rent this scoring against man to man defense video today.