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How to Shoot a Jump Shot in Basketball

Learn how to shoot a jump shot from the Harlem Wizards in this Howcast basketball video.

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Dwayne 'Swoop' Simpson: Now, Broadway.

Eric 'Broadway' Jones: Yo.

Dwayne: You talked about earlier working on my form. You're trying to get my jump shot right. You told me that I gotta work on my technique. The one hand, two hand, Scooper Swooper's not gonna work, right?

Eric: Scooper swooper.

Dwayne: I'm trying to tell ya.

Eric: You gonna be a Pooper-Scooper.

Dwayne: I need something to get the ball in the basket, now.

Eric: Yeah.

Dwayne: You worked on my form.

Eric: Yeah.

Dwayne: Now, I need you to help me out. What is the proper way to shoot a jump shot?

Eric: Wanna get balance first.

Dwayne: Okay.

Eric: See that? I'm right handed so I wanna keep my right foot slightly in front of my left foot.

Dwayne: Okay.

Eric: You see that?

Dwayne: Uh-huh.

Eric: I wanna get my lead and my legs about shoulder width apart.

Dwayne: Alright.

Eric: A good knee bend.

Dwayne: Uh-huh.

Eric: Great hand placement. Keep that elbow tucked in.

Dwayne: Okay.

Eric: You wanna release that ball and follow it through at the top and reach in the cookie jar.

Dwayne: In the cookie jar.

Eric: It's at the top shelf so you gotta go get it!

Dwayne: Okay. Yeah, right.

Eric: There you go.

Dwayne: Nice.

Eric: So I'm gonna show you, over here at the basket.

Dwayne: Right.

Eric: How to get a good shot off.

Dwayne: Let's get a couple up!

Eric: Yeah!

Dwayne: Let's-

Eric: -Repetitions.

Dwayne: Yeah, repetition's what it's all about, guys.

Eric: Let's do it.

Dwayne: Repetitions. Now, right now Broadway's gonna show us some jump shots as form. The proper way to knock a jump shot down and remember guys all about getting in the gym, repetition, muscle memory. Let's see what you got Broadway. Good. Good.

Notice I'm balanced at all times. Nice smooth motion with a nice follow through. Looks good. Looks good. Yes. Hands in the cookie jar at all times. Particular time. Bang. There it is, y'all. Nice jump shot. Knees bent. Good shot. Looking good, Broadway. Knees bent...Nothing, but net.

Now, folks, when you become a Harlem Wizard like Broadway the expert, right? Practice it every single day. Work on the jump shot, his technique and his form. That is how you shoot a jump shot.Dwayne 'Swoop' Simpson: Now, Broadway.

Eric 'Broadway' Jones: Yo.

Dwayne: You talked about earlier working on my form. You're trying to get my jump shot right. You told me that I gotta work on my technique. The one hand, two hand, Scooper Swooper's not gonna work, right?

Eric: Scooper swooper.

Dwayne: I'm trying to tell ya.

Eric: You gonna be a Pooper-Scooper.

Dwayne: I need something to get the ball in the basket, now.

Eric: Yeah.

Dwayne: You worked on my form.

Eric: Yeah.

Dwayne: Now, I need you to help me out. What is the proper way to shoot a jump shot?

Eric: Wanna get balance first.

Dwayne: Okay.

Eric: See that? I'm right handed so I wanna keep my right foot slightly in front of my left foot.

Dwayne: Okay.

Eric: You see that?

Dwayne: Uh-huh.

Eric: I wanna get my lead and my legs about shoulder width apart.

Dwayne: Alright.

Eric: A good knee bend.

Dwayne: Uh-huh.

Eric: Great hand placement. Keep that elbow tucked in.

Dwayne: Okay.

Eric: You wanna release that ball and follow it through at the top and reach in the cookie jar.

Dwayne: In the cookie jar.

Eric: It's at the top shelf so you gotta go get it!

Dwayne: Okay. Yeah, right.

Eric: There you go.

Dwayne: Nice.

Eric: So I'm gonna show you, over here at the basket.

Dwayne: Right.

Eric: How to get a good shot off.

Dwayne: Let's get a couple up!

Eric: Yeah!

Dwayne: Let's-

Eric: -Repetitions.

Dwayne: Yeah, repetition's what it's all about, guys.

Eric: Let's do it.

Dwayne: Repetitions. Now, right now Broadway's gonna show us some jump shots as form. The proper way to knock a jump shot down and remember guys all about getting in the gym, repetition, muscle memory. Let's see what you got Broadway. Good. Good.

Notice I'm balanced at all times. Nice smooth motion with a nice follow through. Looks good. Looks good. Yes. Hands in the cookie jar at all times. Particular time. Bang. There it is, y'all. Nice jump shot. Knees bent. Good shot. Looking good, Broadway. Knees bent...Nothing, but net.

Now, folks, when you become a Harlem Wizard like Broadway the expert, right? Practice it every single day. Work on the jump shot, his technique and his form. That is how you shoot a jump shot.

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