This set play is designed to get one of our post players a chance to score near the basket against a zone defense. Alignment: 1 starts with the ball on top. 2 and 3 are on the wings, free throw line extended. 4 will start on the left mid-post, and 5 will start on the right mid-post.
The play begins with 1 dribbling over to the right side towards 2. As the dribble begins 2 will come in to set a screen on the top elbow defender. 3 will cut behind the zone all the way to the corner as 1 dribbles to the wing. Also, 4 must cut hard to the mid-post to the opposite side. 4 must occupy the middle person of the zone because the bottom zone defender will have to pay attention to 3 coming to their corner.
After setting the screen 2 will float to the top of the key. Once 3 clears the lane area, 5 will now find the backside zone defender, run at them, engage the defender and seal them. 1 will pass over the top of the zone to 5.