1-2-2 Zone

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Zone 1.2.2Areas of responsibility for 2-1-2 zoneThe 1-2-2 zone defence has strength in the low post and provides better cover of the corner area compared to the 1-3-1 zone. However it may be vulnerable when the offence has a dominant centre that is effective in the area from the free throw line to the low post. Sometimes the defender at the point may be required to drop well back into the lane to deny passes and put pressure on ball handlers operating around the top of the key.

Double teaming situations are less common with the 1-2-2 zone as it is more conservative and emphasises the restriction of shots close to the basket while conceding the possibility that more shots may come from the perimeter.