How to make the Basketball Jump Shot in Transition
Many coaches firmly believe that the only good shot in transition is a layup at the basket. Obviously a shot at the basket with the player who can finish is almost a guaranteed two points, but often even on a fast break the basket is going to be somewhat guarded. In this case those two points are not guaranteed, and a higher percentage shots might be an open 10 footer then taking it at a defender. In this case the basketball jump shot in transition will be a higher percentage shot, as that is when the defense is spread out and trying to recover. But there are certain things that you must do to shoot this shot properly. Watch this video to see how Coach Justin Rake demonstrates.
The Shot in Transition means Recognizing the Defense
First of all you must be totally cognizance of where the defense is in their ability to defend the fast-break. Being able to read what they intend to do before they do it is not only a great lesson for getting the highest percentage shot in the fast-break, but getting a shot off against any defense in basketball. The advantage of taking a jump shot in transition is that you’re going to have just a little more time for the shot, which should lead to a higher percentage shot. And after the possession has been completed this may be the best shot you get. So if you have a coach that thinks that even a wide open jump shot in transition is a bad shot, they will always keep quiet if you knock it down.