Something about Jumpers they never teach
When i first started playing basketball i didn't know the importance of really jumping on your jumper i would just give a little push into my method.
Until i actually understood that jumper means jumper, i was never hitting shots on a consistent basis.
Pretty much this is what i associate with the word jumper, is using your body as a whole to get the ball into the hoop. I have watched many videos and i have heard Ray Allen stress the importance of having a very consistent jump for your jumper, but i have never heard anyone actually stress that to have a good jumper you actually have to jump hard into your jumper.
I have watched Kobe's technique closely and you can see that right at the end of his stroke while he is in mid air he sort of kicks his feet forward just as he is releasing (this actually becomes automatic which im sure a lot you know). It took me a while until i got to this point but i realized quickly the more effort you put into your initial jump, the greater chance it has of going in.
I am now at the point where i can feel very subtly my body's movement from positive velocity to negative velocity or just at the point where my body has 0 acceleration. IMO unless you jump hard enough you will never ever be able to get a feel for this sensation which i think is necessarily to get any kind of consistency on your shot.
Of course there are freaks out there who will be sinking balls without any sort of technique but i really think the most important part of improving is just putting the effort into every single jumper, and releasing just as you feel your upwards momentum sort of flow through your body into negative momentum.
feels good man