2-3 Zone defense
Man to Man .
Slowing the pace of the game
Fewer offensive plays
Gaps in the zone
Forcing outside shots
Cutters—When rotating the ball around the perimeter of the zone, the players furthest away from the ball will "cut" through the open spots in the key (thus the term "cutters") and look for a quick pass for a layup, pull up jumper, or drawing a foul.
Unbalance the floor—When the ball is rotated to one side of the zone, the players on the opposite side will boxout the weakside of the zone (stopping the zone from shifting back over) . When the ball is rotated back the other way, a player from the original strongside "cuts" through and unbalances the floor by creating a 3 offense on 2 defense situation. This is sometimes referred to as 'overloading the floor'.
Several good outside shots will force the zoning team coach to change their strategy and go man to man defense.
All of the above
Man to Man
Play behind the assigned player.
The defender stands and faces the opponent. He is positioned between the ball and the basket and may be angled in one direction or another depending on the defensive scheme of that defender's team.
Play on the hip of the assigned player.
The defender stands and faces the opponent with hands down to the floor. He is positioned between the ball and the basket and may be angled in one direction or another depending on the defensive scheme of that defender's team.
Sprint halfway to the offense then lower down in a defensive stance and chop the feet the rest of the way
When chopping the feet, keep the butt down and inside hand high to contest a potential shot
Stay low on the back pivot and keep your hands and elbows up so as not to grab the offensive player with your hands
Close out too high and out of control
There is no shot clock.
Locate your man, get in front of him/her
Pivot facing the basket
Bend over, get wide with your feet and arms out, and put your backside into the offensive player, sealing him/her away from the hoop.
All of the above