Posts Tagged ‘Old Dominion’
The baseline is a vulnerable part of a zone defense, both for a player making a catch on the baseline and a shooter running corner to corner. By running baseline, they can run behind the defense undetected if the back line of the zone does not recognize them or communicate properly. We have seen before how a shooter can run baseline and use a screen to get open (here) but Old Dominion simply overloads the zone in this play and Trian Iliadias does not need a screen to get open.
Iliadias starts the play on the left wing and will eventually make his way to the right corner, by way of the baseline. He does this as ODU flashes a man to the high post and swings the ball to the right wing. This forms a triangle of sorts of ODU players, from the right wing to the high post to the corner.