Proper Follow-through in the Jump Shot
The follow-through after the ball is shot is one of the most important thing that goes into consistently accurate shooting. The reason is where the follow-through hand goes, the ball will usually follow. Check out this video to see how to keep your trigger hand in the proper follow-through in the jump shot position.
Maintaining Your Follow-Through will Enable Greater Consistency
The follow-through in the jump shot means that when you release the ball that you want your hand and arm going directly towards the basket. The follow through is important because it tells you exactly where your direction is when you shot the basketball. The first thing to check is where the ball went as it hit the basket. Did it go off to the right or the left? Whenever you miss a shot right or left that means that there is something mechanically wrong with your shot.
Check out your hand position to see that your hand is straight to the center of the basket. The hand is what will be the trigger that going to control the direction the basketball is going. You also want to make sure your shooting arm is fully extended, because if it’s not it’s likely that your shot will end up going short. By fully extending your arm you are putting all your momentum into the shot will and that will give it the best chance going in.
So whenever your shot is completed take a look at how everything has lined up. Your shooting arm should be extended with your right hand, as I pointed out in the video, as if it were in the cookie jar. The feet should be planted and the weight balanced evenly on each foot, while never falling over or losing equilibrium. Everything should be directed not only at the basket, but at the center of the basket, as that is your true target.