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Sports Biomech. 2015 Jun;14(2):190-205. doi: 10.1080/14763141.2015.1052541. Epub 2015 Jun 23.

A review on the basketball jump shot.

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a Department of Physical Education , Londrina State University , Londrina , ParanĂ¡ , Brazil.


The ability to shoot an effective jump shot in the sport of basketball is critical to a player's success. In an attempt to better understand the aspects related to expert performance, researchers have investigated successful free throws and jump shots of various basketball players and identified movement variables that contribute to their success. The purpose of this study was to complete a systematic review of the scientific literature on the basketball free throw and jump shot for the purpose of revealing the critical components of shooting that coaches, teachers, and players should focus on when teaching, learning, practising, and performing a jump shot. The results of this review are presented in three sections: (a) variables that affect ball trajectory, (b) phases of the jump shot, and.


Shooting; ball trajectory; biomechanics; shooting performance; shooting variables

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