I'm a big man and all my points come in the paint or mid range jumper.But i want to extend my range to the 3.My dad has been preaching the importance of the "flip of the wrist" and the spin on the ball.But i cant get it to spin.Any tips?
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I actually was in the same situation as you a little while ago. Lately I've been working on my 3pt shooting. My best advice would be to make sure you're using your legs. Your legs should provide most of the power behind your shot. Really bend down and flex at the knee. However, your dad is right. You should finish with your shooting arm high and straight and with a hard wrist flick. This will put backspin on the ball which helps when it hits the rim. Just keep practicing these tings over and over again and you'll get better. Also, you could search around this site for good articles on how to improve your shooting form. I hope this helps and good luck with it.
When you shoot, make sure you are using your finger tips. When you flick your wrist like your dad is saying the ball being on the tips of your fingers will cause it to spin. It sounds like you are using the palm of your hand to shoot the ball, You can use SOME of your palm but shooting is centered around using your fingers. Go watch videos of great shooters like Ray Allen, or Dirk Nowitzki. The ball rolls off of their fingers. Hope this helps!
this will help your game alot! trust me, im a tall skinny big man and most opponents dont expect me to be a threat from outside so the back right off me and i score about 6-8 points per game on outside shots alone simply because defenders werent expecting it. get your long range shot stroaking and youll notice a big difference. good luck