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Old 03-28-2010, 12:22 PM   #1
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Default Should my free throw form be the same as my normal shot?

My free throw release used to be lower than my in game shot. I've been trying for a couple days to bring it up to keep it consistent with my normal shot, but the percentage drops greatly. Mostly, the ball bounces off the back of the rim or just has bad touch. When I shoot it lower, I can go 80-90%. Should I take the time to change it?
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Old 03-28-2010, 01:01 PM   #2
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Default Re: Should my free throw form be the same as my normal shot?

In my opinion you should keep all of your jumpshots consistent. It will help you become a better overall shooter.

The most important thing however. Keep whatever you do at the line consistent. If I follow my routine I shoot 90+ percent. But when I deviate it can go down to 60-70.
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Old 03-28-2010, 02:13 PM   #3
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Default Re: Should my free throw form be the same as my normal shot?

i dont think it really matters just put the ball in the hoop
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Old 03-28-2010, 07:24 PM   #4
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Default Re: Should my free throw form be the same as my normal shot?

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i dont think it really matters just put the ball in the hoop
Exactly it doesn't need to be pretty or the same as your jumpshot as long as it goes in. Just look at Rick Barry.
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Old 03-28-2010, 08:57 PM   #5
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Default Re: Should my free throw form be the same as my normal shot?



for those who don't know, rick berry is the all time best % free throw shooter, and he shot underhand.
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Old 03-28-2010, 09:45 PM   #6
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Default Re: Should my free throw form be the same as my normal shot?

Thanks for the replies.

I understand it's best that I just get the points, but I have the whole summer to change my shot if I need to. Should I take the time to? I'm trying to become a good overall shooter and people I've talked to said one consistent form for every shot you take in a game is the best way to do so.
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Old 03-29-2010, 03:41 AM   #7
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Default Re: Should my free throw form be the same as my normal shot?

i think u should go for it. ray allen said ur shot should be the same from every spot, even from the free throw. heck, thats where he practices his form when he feels hes off.
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Old 03-31-2010, 08:28 PM   #8
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Default Re: Should my free throw form be the same as my normal shot?

I assume it should be the same, since you can practice your normal form, at a higer rate of hitting your shot.
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Old 04-01-2010, 03:42 AM   #9
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Default Re: Should my free throw form be the same as my normal shot?

Also does anyone know exactly how long a referee allows you to prepare for your free throw?
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Old 04-01-2010, 07:51 AM   #10
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Default Re: Should my free throw form be the same as my normal shot?

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Also does anyone know exactly how long a referee allows you to prepare for your free throw?
As long as you want I guess.
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Old 04-01-2010, 11:02 AM   #11
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Also does anyone know exactly how long a referee allows you to prepare for your free throw?

The official alloted time is 5 seconds. Although most referees will let you get away with more if it doesn't go into extremes. I only blow the whistle when a guy is purposefully being annoying, the guy pumpfaking to draw a lane violation comes to mind.
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Old 04-01-2010, 09:35 PM   #12
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i think u should go for it. ray allen said ur shot should be the same from every spot, even from the free throw. heck, thats where he practices his form when he feels hes off.

That's a good point. This would give me a consistent shot from anywhere. I'll practice this now thanks everyone for the replies.
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Old 04-03-2010, 05:58 PM   #13
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its 10 seconds
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