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Set Shot

What is Set Shot?

A shot taken from a "set", or stationary, position. The shooter releases the shot without jumping.

Sporting Charts explains Set Shot

Set shooters are rare in today's NBA because if a player doesn't jump when he releases the ball, it makes it easy for a defender to block the shot. For that reason, set shooters are usually taller players, such as centers and power forwards.

However, almost all players perform a set shot when they are shooting a free throw, since there's no defense to block the shot.

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