Hi, this is Sean Hobson and we’re talking
about using the proper mechanics of being a good shooter and being a good free throw
shooter. One of the most important things obviously now that we’ve worked ourselves
up to is making the actual shot. Its very important to use the proper mechanics when
making the shot. So first of all, you come up you approach the line, you get yourself
ready, you go through your routine. Make sure and use the same routine every time. Now we’re
ready to make the actual shot. Before we shoot, we want to make sure that we start with the
ball in the shooting pocket. Then as we’re making the shot, you want to make sure and
use your legs and your base because remember, at a free throw shot, it?s not a jump shot.
You’re not using your legs so much. So you want to make sure that you get good push with
your legs. Remember as you’re shooting the ball, you don’t want to shoot the ball straight
up in the air or you’re going to shoot it too high and its going to come up short. You
don’t want to shoot it straight out because you’re going to get the ball to travel at
a high velocity and a low angle and its not going to get up over the rim. You want to
finish the ball at a 45 degree angle when you go up and obviously the most important
thing is once you shoot that ball, you want to get that follow through to let the ball
know where its supposed to drop. So, good base, good shooting form, good pocket, use
your legs, go up for the shot, 45 degree angle and then follow through wave the ball goodbye
and this is what it looks like when you shoot a good free throw. There you go. Good shot.
So if you use the proper mechanics and if you shoot the ball forward and follow through,
the ball will go in the majority of the time. But free throws are something you’ve got to
spend a lot of time working on to become a good free throw shooter.