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Motion Offense "Re-Visited"

Figure 1-1 Figure 1-2
represents the best shooter on your team. This is a quick motion offense when you are playing against a 2-3, 2-1-2, or 1-3-1 zone defense. The play develops off of the shooter getting open by cutting and using the opposing team's players lagging in their zone to provide an open shot for a perimeter shot or at one of the elbows for the center. The play begins by 2 making a V-cut to receive the pass from 1. The defenders will reposition for ball movement. 4 V-cuts and pops out along the baseline, as 5 goes to the ball side elbow for what appears to be a post-up. This will force the defense to adjust on the center and open up the lane. The shooter 1 will V-cut away from the ball giving the illusion of a skip pass.
Figure 1-3 Figure 1-4
The wing, 2, should be aware if the 4 pops-up along the baseline and the defense has slid up, the baseline will be uncontested. This is an option pass. The pass to 5 should be careful to not allow the defense to double down too quickly. 1 then L-cuts to the basket along the ball side of the court to receive a pass from 5. If 5 cannot make the pass to 1 or shoot, then pass the ball back to 2. 3 moves along the perimeter to the top of the key to receive the pass from 2. 5 will come to the ball side elbow and call for the ball while 1 moves along the baseline to receive a skip pass as the defense lags down to protect the post.
Figure 1-5 Figure 1-6
1 continues along the perimeter also calling for the ball. Reversing the ball at this point should give 2 a wide open shot. However, if 1 runs well, 5 posting up will draw the attention and leave 1 open for a perimeter shot. The third pass option is if 5 can post-up against his man. Once the play has run its course, 3 should look to pass to 1 or 2. Get the ball back to 1 to bring the ball back out as 3 replaces 1 and the play runs again.

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