JT on Shooting Form
Posted Sep 19 2002 2:38PM
From Chris in Kitchener, ON:
How do you shoot a basketball in the proper form?
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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