Originally Posted by mgrand15
Damn, you are thinking WAY WAY too much. You're asking about flopping the wrist or flicking it, the seams on the ball, giving up. You are way too focused on minor details. The finer parts of a shot are important but as long as you're elevating, releasing the ball quickly, getting decent arc on it and getting some sort of rotation on the ball - you're good. The other stuff should be about your comfort and repetition.
How bad of a shooter are you? Like, in game, you can't take anything but layups? Or are you just upset because you aren't a knockdown shooter?
It sounds like you need more confidence in your game. You've put the hours in the gym. Just let them fly during games.
Uh to answer your first question, if I shoot in a game i'll likely brick. i usually don't shoot in games, though. so yea, layups only pretty much.
Anyways, I took the advice of everyone saying I was overthinking it. I went to th gym and shot a bunch of 15/17 ft. jumpers. And I completely ignored form. And I started making them. Like, a lot of them. I had way better accuracy, range, I felt more comfortable, and my form was more consistent. Now, the thing is though, this new form is more of a Lebron/Jarret Jack type shot (form wise only, of course). The ball is almost directly over my head, just slightly in front, it's centered with my body, my hand is at a 30 degree angle instead of being flat under the ball, and instead of shooting the ball upwards it feels like I'm flicking it forwards
But it seems to to work well, so I guess I'll stick with it, even though it's not really proper.Edited by il prescelto - 2/4/13 at 9:48am