Shooting Guard - Also known as the '2'. One of the 5 positions on the court. This player is usually the team's best shooter from the perimeter. Shooting Range - A player's shooting range is the maximum distance away from the hoop that the player can consistently make shots. Short Corner - An area of the basketball court between the corner and low block. While there's nothing to mark this area, it's an advantageous spot for the offense to occupy especially against zone defense.
Drive: A brisk advance toward the basket with the aim of shooting. Dunk: Slamming the ball into the basket. Elbow: Illegal contact with the elbow by an opponent. End Lines: Otherwise known as "baselines"; the lines that run the width of the court behind the baskets. Fake: A deceptive move by the offense in order to offset the defense.
Backboard: The rectangular piece of wood or fiberglass the rim is attached to. Backdoor: An offensive action in which a player without the ball cuts behind a defender and toward the basket. Bank Shot: When a player shoots the ball and it bounces off the backboard and into the hoop.
Shooting Form in Basketball. When you say “shooting form” in basketball, it refers to a player’s shooting mechanics. It involves proper positioning of the feet, body, elbows, arms, and follow-through. Proper shooting form helps increase the chance of making a shot before even the ball takes off of your hand.
Shooting to the left (or right ) sounds like your release is not consistent... look at the pictures at the top of the page and ask yourself, "Is this what my shot looks like? " Shooting is all about muscle memory which comes from a lot of repetitions - 100s/1000s of shots.
SCREEN: To block a defending player from reaching a teammate by standing in front of him. A screen must remain stationary, and if the screen moves it is a violation. SHOT CLOCK: 24 seconds is the amount of time a team must take to make the ball touch the basket or to score.
A method of ending basketball games by reaching a specified target score, devised by Ball State University professor Nick Elam and currently used in The Basketball Tournament. In the TBT implementation, upon the first dead ball on or after the 4:00 mark in the final quarter, 8 points (originally 7, but changed for the 2019 edition ) are added to the score of the leading team, which becomes the target score.
On what will go down as the worst statistically shooting day in program history, Boise State shot just 22.4% (13 of 58) in a 46-39 loss to CSU Bakersfield on Friday at ExtraMile Arena.
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