It’s a common coaching saying that “defense is the best offense”, but Scott Drew’s Baylor Bears and their 1-1-3 zone take that concept to a whole new level. Watching them play defense has you unsure which team is meant to be attacking. Their guards harass opposing ball handlers, their wings are are lengthy and quick to trap, and their center is an intimidating presence in the paint.
And it’s working. So far this year, the Baylor Bears are holding opponents to just 0.9 PPP and an astounding 0.71 PPP in the half court.
Anyways, enough chat, let’s break down the 1-1-3 zone defense!