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swe_suns 08-05-2012 03:28 PM

Shooting style
 
I am 5 11 ft (realtively quick, thin and long wingspan) and play mostly SG but sometimes PG. I am having trouble deciding which way I want to shoot during games:

a) Rip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzLA78Qb3fg
b) Manu: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhWOfM7vwPc

I am definitively more accurate when shooting like Manu. The problem is that it takes more time to get the shot of using b). Also one has to fight much harder to create space to get the shot off considering I'm not tall. The problem I have with a) is that it kills my legs (i.e. it is very exhausting to get the shot off) which ultimately lowers my %.

What do you guys suggest I should do? a) or b) or both? Maybe I should use b) when I am open and a) when I think that I might get blocked? Maybe I should hit the gym and work on my legs and stamina? Suggestions?

TMacMagic 08-05-2012 04:06 PM

Re: Shooting style
 
Shawn Marion. All day errday.

Burgz V2 08-05-2012 04:09 PM

Re: Shooting style
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by swe_suns
I am 5 11 ft (realtively quick, thin and long wingspan) and play mostly SG but sometimes PG. I am having trouble deciding which way I want to shoot during games:

a) Rip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzLA78Qb3fg
b) Manu: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhWOfM7vwPc

I am definitively more accurate when shooting like Manu. The problem is that it takes more time to get the shot of using b). Also one has to fight much harder to create space to get the shot off considering I'm not tall. The problem I have with a) is that it kills my legs (i.e. it is very exhausting to get the shot off) which ultimately lowers my %.

What do you guys suggest I should do? a) or b) or both? Maybe I should use b) when I am open and a) when I think that I might get blocked? Maybe I should hit the gym and work on my legs and stamina? Suggestions?


everyone's body is different, and therefore different things may work well for you and not others

there are things that are consistent with both that you should emulate:

1) wrist stays locked until the follow through

2) L shape in elbow

3) "ten toes to the hole"

4) finishing with elbow above eye level

5) ball never touches their palms

from there just shoot the ball and make sure you are comfortable doing it

in terms of stamina find a friend and do this drill: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npOv7j8usTI

makes are 1 misses are minus 2 and you are trying to get to +5. Then try to get to +10. It's alot harder than it looks

then, when that's too easy for you do this drill: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyWFyx9jhhE

these are really great drills that I have used since HS, I'm very confident with my shooting ability now. I'm 6'2 but I play with a lot of bigger guys so I have the same problems as you getting my shot off.

SourPatchKids 08-05-2012 04:32 PM

Re: Shooting style
 
If it goes in, it works.

swe_suns 08-05-2012 04:36 PM

Re: Shooting style
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Burgz V2
everyone's body is different, and therefore different things may work well for you and not others

there are things that are consistent with both that you should emulate:

1) wrist stays locked until the follow through

2) L shape in elbow

3) "ten toes to the hole"

4) finishing with elbow above eye level

5) ball never touches their palms

from there just shoot the ball and make sure you are comfortable doing it

in terms of stamina find a friend and do this drill: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npOv7j8usTI

makes are 1 misses are minus 2 and you are trying to get to +5. Then try to get to +10. It's alot harder than it looks

then, when that's too easy for you do this drill: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyWFyx9jhhE

these are really great drills that I have used since HS, I'm very confident with my shooting ability now. I'm 6'2 but I play with a lot of bigger guys so I have the same problems as you getting my shot off.


Solid suggestions, I will try it out.

Quote:

Originally Posted by SourPatchKids
If it goes in, it works.


That's kind of the whole point, it works if I am open but it doesn't if I am being guarded.

SourPatchKids 08-05-2012 06:43 PM

Re: Shooting style
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by swe_suns
Solid suggestions, I will try it out.



That's kind of the whole point, it works if I am open but it doesn't if I am being guarded.

Is it because your release is too slow or that your form changes when under pressure.

cuad 08-05-2012 11:32 PM

Re: Shooting style
 
Quick, good elevation, and no wasted motion just like Jerry West.

Pushxx 08-06-2012 02:19 AM

Re: Shooting style
 
You should figure out the form that works best for you instead of trying to find someone else's form that works for you.

Don't pick a player to emulate. It's not like all aspects of your form have to match Manu or Rip. Take parts of both that work for you to optimize accuracy, elevation, balance, speed, etc.

Lebron23 08-06-2012 10:59 AM

Re: Shooting style
 
Reggie Miller Style.

01amberfirewv 08-07-2012 12:29 PM

Re: Shooting style
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Burgz V2
everyone's body is different, and therefore different things may work well for you and not others

there are things that are consistent with both that you should emulate:

1) wrist stays locked until the follow through

2) L shape in elbow

3) "ten toes to the hole"

4) finishing with elbow above eye level

5) ball never touches their palms

from there just shoot the ball and make sure you are comfortable doing it

in terms of stamina find a friend and do this drill: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npOv7j8usTI

makes are 1 misses are minus 2 and you are trying to get to +5. Then try to get to +10. It's alot harder than it looks

then, when that's too easy for you do this drill: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyWFyx9jhhE

these are really great drills that I have used since HS, I'm very confident with my shooting ability now. I'm 6'2 but I play with a lot of bigger guys so I have the same problems as you getting my shot off.



Looks about right


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