Zone Offense for a 1-3-1 DefenseThe initial set of this 1-3-1 Zone offense is the 4 and 5 on the wings and the 2 and 3 start low on the blocks. As the name suggests, this play is used for attacking a 1-3-1 defense.

  1. The ball is entered to the wing, in this case the ball is entered to the 4 on the left wing, and then the 3 cuts across the baseline to the left corner looking for the ball.
  2. The 1 and 4  exchange and the 3 passes to the 1.
  3. The ball is swung to the 5 on the opposite wing and then 2 cuts to the right corner looking for the ball. The 1 and 4 exchange.
  4. The ball is reversed again to the 4 on the left wing. When the defenders shift, the 4 passes the ball quickly back to the 1.
  5. The 5 sets a pick on the top defender, and the 1 dribbles around to the right.
  6. The 2 pops outside and gets a pass at the three point line. The 2 has the option to shoot or pass the ball inside.

Zone Offense for a 1-3-1 Defense– zone offense animation.