Shooting is an art as they say, there are so many variables that are taken into account when determining if the shot will go in or not.
These techniques are not so easy to implement because everyone has adapted to certain way of shooting and once you get comfortable shooting a certain way it’s very hard change it. Therefore it’s crucial to adapt a good shooting form from a young age and try to stick to principles that we know already that are working.
This small video can shed some light on some of the key points you should focus on when shooting the basketball, among which are balance, release, legs, elbows and follow through and this is only the beginning, but it’s a place to start.
As you can see the video highlights a few things about correct form and release. However there’s one thing not discussed there that I would like to focus on and that is shooting a jump shot. There are certain ways you could take a jump shot, for instance take a look at Stephen Curry’s shot, it’s usually not that high because he has a one-motion shot. On the other hand take a look at someone like Kobe, his jump shot is very high and that’s because he’s usually required to shoot over defenders, therefore his shot is a two-motion shot.
In my opinion, if you wanna become a complete basketball player you need to be more like Kobe. Notice that his release point is much higher than the average NBA player, that gives him the ability to take hard shots and that’s one of the reason Kobe is the go to guy when the game is on the line.
In summary, I think taking clutch shots requires jumping high. One way you could improve your jump shot is by using a vertical leap workout regimen such as the jump manual. For more info on that checkout the jump manual.
1) Breakthroughbasketball.com – One Motion Shot | Speed Up Your Release and Improve Accuracy with the “One Motion Shooting” Technique – https://www.breakthroughbasketball.com/fundamentals/one-motion-shooting.html