Shoot a basketball like a sharpshooting pro

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You can become a sharpshooting basketball player! Form sets the superior shooter apart from the average player on a court. If you want to "shoot the rock" like a world-class sharpshooting pro, regardless of whether you're 16 or 61, a pick-up neighborhood player or a college player, this article is for you. [[Image:Jerry-sharpshooter.jpg|right|]

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Master the proper technique, which you can perfect by executing these easy-to-follow steps. All you have to do is put on your comfortable clothes and basketball shoes, grab your basketball, and get on the court to put in some dedicated hours of shooting practice.

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To shoot well, you must first learn to shoot well in your practice sessions. By following this guide to help you shoot like a sharpshooting pro, you will be able to develop the 'classic basic shot with the same repeated technique for all shots,' whether it is a short five-foot, 10-foot middle range, or a three-point jump shot from "downtown".

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Instructions

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Use the Basic Sports Stance

This is best stance before you make the shot - the one frequently used in other sports:

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    Keep your feet about shoulder-width apart and face the basket
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    For comfort and alignment, you may want to have your dominant foot slightly ahead of the other
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    Bend your legs
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    Think "sit" as you bend the legs, then spring up comfortably to release the ball when you reach the peak.
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    Land with feet shoulder-width apart
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Use the Proper Grip

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    Spread your fingers on the basketball.
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    Place your fingers across the seams (perpendicular to them).
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    Have your palm slightly off the ball as you prepare to shoot.
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    Keep this grip as you start your shot from just above your waist.
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Snap the Elbow and Wrist

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    As you bring the ball up to shoot, turn your shooting-side shoulder to the basket.
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    Put your elbow in a straight line below your wrist.
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    Follow through
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    As you release the ball, straighten your arm and flick your wrist. Holding this position for a moment will help you determine what you did, right or wrong, in the shot.
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Practice the Game Situation

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    Prepare mentally
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    In order to prepare for a game situation, you need to prepare yourself mentally by visualizing yourself in the game.
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    Practice plays and scenarios you will use in a game, incorporating fakes, pivots, dribbling, and other moves you would use to set yourself up for a shot.
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Play the Game

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    Now that you have learned the proper techniques and had plenty of practice, shooting will feel like second nature.
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    Go out and shoot the ball with confidence.
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Questions and Answers

Best way to become a basketball sharpshooter?

Becoming a skilled shooter takes some effort; becoming an excellent shooter takes a lot of effort. Being confident is the most essential element in shooting well, and confidence comes from training or exercise. Shooting is the final move in the triple threat position (preceded by passing, then dribbling). A shooter must be in a proper stance to shoot the ball for each possession, and to make the shot, he or she should be in an advantageous position when receiving the ball, or must move to one after receiving the ball. A skilled shooter will use his imagination to lead the team to victory. When practicing your shots, take your time to imagine the shot you are taking going into the basket. Of course, the shooter must also practice the following mechanics:

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  • Your eyes should be on the target.
  • Your shooting elbow must start off directed towards the target.
  • Your toes should be pointed to your target, with the foot on your shooting hand side a little in front of the other, and feet shoulder width apart.
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How to be a sharpshooter like Ray Allen?

I want to be a shooter because my friend bullies me because I am not a shooter

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How do I become a way better outside shooter?

I am an okay shooter, but I've been missing a whole lot. At the same time, I've been making them too. I want to be an outside sharpshooter. Can you help me?

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How to become a true shooter when you've forgotten your true shooter skill?

I have the skill to be a real shooter, but when I try it the next day, that skill vanishes HELP!!!

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Can I become a lethal 3 point and mid range shooter?

I really want to take my game to the next level. I'm riding the bench now, but with the way I already shoot with a little improvements, I could definitely be a starter.

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Am I shooting too high? I think I do.

A lot of my friends always make jokes because I'm shooting too high. I didn't noticed it, but when I looked, I saw : I am shooting the ball like 3 meters over the board. Is that too high? I do not often get the ball in. What exercise can I do to improve my shooting, and get away from shooting too high.

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