Slow Motion Shooting Analysis

All the components of a smooth jump shot

Here is a beautiful video that shows all the details of a good jump shot.

Notice how each player:

  • plants their feet after catching the ball
  • focuses on the basket after catching the ball
  • uses their legs to power up the shot (after first dipping down to “load the spring”)
  • extends their shooting arm as they jump and releases the shot near or at the top of the jump
  • releases the ball on the index and middle fingers
  • lets the shooting hand naturally flop forward (instead of snapping the wrist)
  • holds the follow through
  • comes straight down (the body goes straight up and down)

This great video is brought to you by Shot Science Basketball.