Mark Few Gonzaga Lob Plays vs. 2-3 Zone by Chris Filios
On Thursday night, the #7 Gonzaga Bulldogs opened West Coast Conference play against the Pepperdine Wave in Spokane, WA. Gonzaga beat short-handed Pepperdine 92-62 on Thursday night, extending the best start in program history. You will learn all about the Mark Few Gonzaga Lob Plays vs. 2-3 Zone.
For the majority of the game, Pepperdine defended the potent Gonzaga attack by slowing the pace with a 2-3 zone.
Gonzaga attacked the zone a variety of ways, but one of the most effective ways they attacked the zone was with a weak side back screen and lob pass netting one foul and 2 baskets off the play.
They ran these similar sets from a baseline out of bounds set and a half court set versus the zone. Gonzaga in all 3 instances utilized the athleticism of two of their young bigs- freshman 7’ Zach Collins and 6’9 Killian Tillie. They started them wide on the perimeter and as the ball was moved away from them, received back screens on the weakside forward from a guard, then running to the rim receiving the lob pass from their best passing guard.
Both are very nice sets as they are structured and look very similar and the pieces are very interchangeable depending on who is on the floor. For instance, if your best athlete is a guard or wing- you can plug him in the “lob spot”. Both plays are also great for special situations, such as ATO’s (after timeouts) or dead ball situations (BLOBs).
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