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A basketball Jump Shot

  1. Nov 9, 2009 #1
    I was wondering if the act of jumping itself has an effect on the ball as it is released out of the players hands(ex. momentum etc.). I know that the increased height decreases the chance of the ball from being blocked, but i was wondering if it does more than that.
    Thank You
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  3. Nov 9, 2009 #2


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    Jump shot uses also your legs, instead of just arms, to accelerate the ball. This allows the arms to work less but more accurately, and just do the "fine tuning".
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