I'm 5'5 and I have a lot of upper and lower body strength. I can drive really well and my free throws are pretty good. When it comes to three's though, I suck. I can't shoot them whatsoever. It always seems to fall short of the basket! A couple of my other team mates are great 3 point shooters. I'm stronger then them so why do mine fall SHORT? Is my form off? Or do the basketball gods simply not want me to shoot 3's? Any tips would be great!
It is none of that it is all on the thing thats going on in your mind when you shoot that three. Your nervous and afraid that your defender is going to attack you. If you are not open I suggest not shooting the three if you are not 99.9% open.Work on them alone and PLEASE remember that three pointers aren't EVERYTHING. Take an easy layup or field goal instead of trying to be the three point master!
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I see what you mean and I appreciate your advice. I would like to be at least decent at 3's to balance my skills out a bit and to know that I have it as an option when playing.
A "3" is just a long jumpshot, so treat it as that. Work on shooting closer and gradually back out from the hoop. Try shooting from 5 feet until you swish say 10 in a row and then back out to 10 feet and do the same. Continue until you reach the 3-point line. Do this from different angles not just straight on.