Donyell Marshall
With one of the best field-goal percentages in the league in 2001-02, Donyell Marshall is a polished shooter. (Kent Horner/NBAE/Getty Images)

Team Canada head coach Jay Triano responds to your trickiest Ask JT question.

From Chris in Kitchener, ON:

How do you shoot a basketball in the proper form?

Jay Triano:

Have your toes facing the basket and the weight on your toes, not your heels. Knees bent, elbow straight (like you are throwing darts), hand with fingers spread, but not uncomfortably. Elbow lift straight up and complete follow-through.

Always start close to the basket and do thousands of repetitions from two to three feet away. You should be able to keep the ball in one hand only for this form shooting. If you need the other hand, your elbow is not straight. Lots and lots of reps from close in will give you the proper form.

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