Stop worrying about release and rotation. Shooting starts with strong legs to provide foundation and lift, says former pro basketballer Hubert Davis, the third most successful three-point shooter in the NBA. “Without leg power, you won’t light it up,” he says. Weak legs mean your arms have to do too much work, which can lead to a flat shot.
When you practice, begin with 10 hard minutes to simulate a game: do lunges, squats, stair running – anything to drain your legs. Then start two steps behind the three-point line and spin the ball back to yourself so you can start low, catch, step in, rise and shoot in one fluid motion, says Davis. You’ll find a rhythm you can replicate in a game.
Jul 26, 2012