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Old 01-23-2013, 11:55 PM   #11
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Default Re: Becoming a catch and shoot player

Physically I'd say what was already mentioned, elevation, but I'd add a strong core/back. When you're trying to stay square a lot of the time you can make up for poor balance if you have a strong core.

Skill wise,
quick release - I used to practice by throwing a ball off a wall and having to beat an imaginary .05 shot clock. You get used to it.
foot work - if you're feet are square you get increased elevation and balance
high release - if you can't add vert you can learn to adjust your shot to release at a higher point (think kobe/kg being the extreme on top of their head) but that takes even more strength/stamina (esp in the triceps/back) but if perfected would make for a very difficult shooter to match up with
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