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    When it comes to shooting the basketball, learning the fundamentals is a must: Before you can nail a jump shot from behind the three-point line, you need to be able to make a two-foot shot while stationary. Skillful Shooting: Basketball Quick Tips begins by demonstrating proper foot placement for your shooting stance and proper hand placement for the shot. Viewers are then taken through the setup and shooting technique for increasingly difficult shots: free, midrange jump, long-range jump, and the bank shot.

    Learning and practicing the fundamentals of good shooting technique are essential to becoming a great shooter. Skillful Shooting: Basketball Quick Tips helps build the skills needed to shoot the ball with confidence and accuracy.

    Table of Contents

    Drill Progression

    Stance and Grip

    Free Shot

    Midrange Jump Shot: Straight-On Jump Shot

    Midrange Jump Shot: Pull Up Jump Shot

    Long-Range Jump Shot

    Bank Shot

    About the Author

    Dave Hopla is the shooting coach for the Detroit Pistons. He is considered by many to be the top shooter in the world, regularly knocking down 495 out of 500 shots. He is the world record holder for the most free throws in one minute with one ball and one passer, having made 26 shots out of 26 attempts. He also holds the record for the most NBA corner three-point shots, having shot 18 of 18 with one ball and one passer in one minute. From the NBA three-point line (23 feet, 9 inches), Hopla made 16 out of 17 attempts with one ball and one passer in one minute. These records can be seen on YouTube.

    Hopla has held shooting camps all over the world and regularly travels with the NBA for the NBA Basketball Without Borders program. After he joined the Toronto Raptors in 2006 as their shooting coach, Toronto increased its team shooting percentage every month, from 44.2 in November 2006 to 47.5 in January 2007. They also increased their three-point shooting percentage from 30 in November 2006 to 40 in January 2007. In 2007, Dave was hired by the Washington Wizards as an assistant coach for player development. During the 2007 season the Wizards shot a franchise best from the free-throw line (78.8%). While in Washington, the Wizards shot a franchise best from the free-throw line. Dave has worked with many NBA and WNBA players—including Carmelo Anthony, Raymond Felton, Jason Kidd, Chris Bosh, Gilbert Arenas, Ben Gordon, Rip Hamilton, Kevin Love, Brandon Jennings, Ray Allen, Kobe Bryant, Diana Taurasi, and Sue Bird—as well as college and high school teams.


    QUOTE from the book: Basketball Shooting

    "Dave is one of the all-time great shooting coaches. I continue to be amazed at his ability not only to shoot so well but also to teach others to do the same."

    Jim Calhoun-- Head Men's Basketball Coach, University of Connecticut