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How many half-court defensive possessions have we played zone this year?? I can't understand why we don't employ it more often, if only to give teams different looks every now and then. We had trouble guarding both BC and GA Tech, two sub-par offensive teams, and continually stayed in our base man-to-man defense. Why???
This post was edited by terpnga 17 months ago
Funny how I made this comment last week and I was accused of being clueless.
Zones are garbage defense. It works occasionally as changeup or as a way to get a team out of an offensive rhythm, but it leaves you out of position too often. I don't think our team has a high enough basketball IQ to pull of a good zone.
We don't have the IQ to pull of man to man either so why not take a gamble on zone?
We had a HOF coach who almost never played zone either. Just saying.
"I like fixing broken things" - Kevin Plank
We used to use a zone once in a while to change it up, and depending on our roster used different types. We had a pretty good 3-2 where Terrence Morris was on top with his long arms that gave teams fits. I am fine not using a zone as a base defense, but it does help to do for a few possessions when the other team has gotten comfortable running their half court against a man to man.
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