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Inbounds
Baseline Zoom action


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Zoom action (pin screen into a dribble hand-off) can be run ballside or weakside on a baseline out of bounds.

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See YouTube video - Zoom Action (at 11:57).

The inbounder is a great player to use zoom action with because their defender will usually be sitting inside to protect the basket.

a) Northern Iowa

A simple ballside play, 1 inbounds to 5 over the top, uses a pin screen from 2 and gets a DHO.

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b) Kansas

A simple weakside play. From a box set, the top players cut to the corners, 5 pops for the inbounds pass.

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4 screens for 1 then clears, 1 gets a DHO.

(Variation) - 2 also screens for 1, who can go either way.

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Davidson runs the same play but adds 4 screening for 3.up

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2) Creighton

See YouTube video - Offensive Action Taking Over Basketball (at 7:30).

Ballside zoom action with a swing pass.

4 pops out for the inbounds pass, 3 gets in position to screen for 1, 4 passes to 5 and clears.

(Variation) - 4 stays to screen for 1, see Princeton below.


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1 comes off the pindown for a DHO, 5 rolls.up

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3) Golden State

See YouTube video - NBA's Most Used Play (at 8:38).

Ballside zoom action using a backscreen instead of a pin down.

3 runs off a screen by 5 (or a staggered screen by 4 and 5), 5 gets the inbounds pass.


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1 screens for 3 then gets a DHO from 5.up

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4) Princeton

See YouTube video - Zoom/Chicago (at 1:52).

Ballside zoom action using a staggered screen for a shooter in the corner, not for the inbounder.

4 pops out for the inbounds pass, 1 gets in position to screen, 4 swings the ball to 5,

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1 and 4 stagger screen for 2 into a DHO.up

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