Taking the Jump Shot from Start to Finish
This video will put the entire jump shot from start to finish, from correct foot position to the release of the shot. Every part of the jumper is important, but until you are able to take the jump shot from start to finish without any breakdowns, you’re shot will probably be inconsistent.
The Jump Shot in its Entirety
So now that we have all of the basic components of the shot down, now it’s time to put the jump shot from start to finish all together. First you start with the feet. Both feet must be pointed straight toward the basket. Next you want your knees bent in a comfortable position where you are using all of your leg muscles to power the shot toward the basket. Next make sure that the ball is in the shot pocket with your shooting hand behind the ball as that is what will trigger it, and the guide hand along the side.
You want your eyes right on the rim for the entire shot. If you take your eyes off the rim to follow the ball flight you will look up too soon and that will cause you to miss. You want to keep all your focus on the rim the entire time. Next you will elevate and as you raise up everything must go at the same time in perfect coordination. Then right before you get to the top of your jump you want to release the ball, holding your follow through until the ball is at the rim.
But the most important part of the jump shot is your confidence. You have to believe the ball is going to go in every single time you shoot it. And when you miss you have to believe that the next one is going in.