The "point-zone defense" is a zone defense devised by coaching legend Dean Smith at the University of North Carolina. It has been used down through the years by succeeding coaches in that program. Coach Smith maintained that it is an effective zone defense, and is very easy to teach, requiring little practice time for your players to learn it.
From the Coach’s Clipboard Basketball Playbook, @ http://www.coachesclipboard.net. The "point-zone defense" is a zone defense devised by coaching legend Dean Smith at the University of North Carolina. It has been used down the years by succeeding coaches in that program. Coach Smith always maintained that it not only is an effective zone defense, but is also very easy to teach, requiring little practice time for your players to learn it.
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The 2020-21 Tar Heels are not as fast as Roy Williams’ great teams, but this won’t hurt them against a Duke zone that would’ve slowed down the primary and secondary breaks anyhow. Carolina ...
Of course, one of the other reasons is because Dean Smith is known to have used it at North Carolina back in the day. From what I've gathered, the point zone is similar to the amoeba zone defense. It's designed to put pressure on the ball while protecting the basket area.
I show you my favorite 2-3 zone offense and use North Carolina as an example of how to run it. The use of high low, flare screens, and on ball-screens can be...
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Fundamentally, the point zone is man-to-man pressure on the ball with a four-man zone in support. Disguising the defense is possible against baseline out-of-bounds plays and is a benefit of the point zone.
This is a well-designed play to spread the defense and get Henson open in a favorable position in the paint. Carolina Zone Set No. 2 About a minute later, UNC runs another nice set, time time ...
The North Carolina Motion Offense. While it might not be the first, Dean Smith's motion offense, which he ran so effectively for years at North Carolina, is considered the Cadillac of motion offenses. Coach Smith more accurately describes it as a "passing game". It is a free form offense with no pre-determined cuts, no set pattern.