The half court shot is a play made with a three-pointer and a step-back pass. For most players, a half court shot is made when:
The player makes the pull-up and takes a step-back pass from an opponent before throwing it up.
The dribbler gets a handle in transition.
The shot is made by the player immediately afterward as a means to a goal.
Half court shots are difficult to make, in part because of the distance involved. If the shot is made from 15 feet or greater, it is considered a jumper. And a player shooting an open three-pointer from 10 feet or larger would be considered an alley-oop, which requires a greater degree of skill.
The half court shot is sometimes referred to as a “three-point shot”. This is because the shooter needs to get to the top of the key in order to make the shot. The last thing an opponent wants to see is a player taking a jump shot, so they will often step back and help defensively. It takes a couple seconds and sometimes a timeout before the shot goes in.
How important is a shot from the left side?
A shot from the left side takes more time to get to a target. The shot may need to be made on the move by an opponent, or it may require the ball being hit by the defender and returning to a shooter. In this case, it is considered a shot from the left side.
What is halfcourt running?
Halfcourt running plays are often described as being “back to back”. Instead of attempting to get the ball with one hand and dribble with the other, the player may try to run toward an open teammate in order to get the ball. This is referred to as getting “closer together” from a ball position perspective.
By: Laila Ali – WFLA.com
Posted on: April 4, 2012 12:50 PM
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