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Shooting The Ball

            Shooting is the one of the most important things in Basketball. It is the only way to score and win a game. There are also many different ways to shoot a basketball and below shows the names and how the help against defense. 

Dunk

 This type of shot is very useful when youíre close to the hoop and not in the right position to lay the ball up or do a quick jump shot. When you approach the hoop you jump up and throw the ball down through the hoop with your hand on the rim. It is also useful because it is easy to pick up a foul. The defender doesnít have much room to try to block the shot and they could slap your arm and they are called with a personal foul and since you were shooting you get to take free throws.

 

 Lay-up

 

This is a very common type of shot because if you canít dunk you can just lay the ball up. The ball is usually bounced of the backboard and in to the hoop. It is also easy to get a defensive player to make them foul you.

 

 

Jump shot

 

This shot is very common because itís really the only kind of shot that you can take without getting blocked by the defense or getting fouled. A jump shot is a very easy shot to. It helps you get more loft and power on the ball. You first set your feet then jump and shoot.

 

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