The release point is the most important part of the shot because it determines how close your defender needs to be in order to block. A higher release point is harder to defend, but releasing too soon means the shot will start low, your opponent won’t have to get as close to block, and your opponent can also block your line of sight with the basket.
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A flat jump shot will most likely hit the back of the rim and bounce out. You’ll want to shoot at a 45- to 48-degree arc—anything higher than that and you’ll lose control and accuracy—so the ball travels downward as it comes to the rim.