Identifying the Last Finger on the Release of the Basketball

The placement of your last finger to touch the ball on your release will dictate the direction of the basketball. In order to be a good shooter…you must become a STRAIGHT shooter 1st!

Identify if either your index or middle finger is the last point of contact as you release your shot. This finger should be on the middle “stripe” of the ball. Your goal as a shooter is to get your hand to the middle of the basketball as early as possible so you can push through the center of the ball.

“Middle of the ball = middle of the rim.”

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