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Jump Shot

What is Jump Shot?

A shot in which the ball is released while the player is jumping or already airborne.

Sporting Charts explains Jump Shot

The proper form of shooting a jump shot is as follows: (1) have your feet shoulder-width apart prior to your jump; (2) bring the ball upwards just over your eyes with both hands, where your shooting hand should be behind the ball while the other hand should be holding the ball in place, and the elbow of your shooting arm should be pointed at the basket; and (3) release the ball at the top of your jump by snapping your wrist forward to put backspin on the ball.

Having said that, NBA players such as Kevin Martin and Shawn Marion have found success with unorthodox looking jump shots.

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