5 Keys to Scoring: Develop Your Jump Shot

The Five Keys to Scoring the Basketball 

With the high school basketball season underway in New Jersey, players are pumped to be back on the basketball courts with their high school teammates. Coaches have been spending their off months preparing by reworking old offenses or designing new offenses that fit the personnel that they have coming back this season. Players are trying to figure out how they will be in the mix this season and whether or not they will be relevant when it comes to running these new offenses. With that in mind and with Elite Basketball Training’s second
Born to Score Holiday Hoops Clinic a month away, I have decided to break down my five keys to scoring over the next few weeks of blog posts. These keys include:

  1. Proper Jump Shooting Technique
  2. Getting open using a variety of cuts
  3. Reading the defense and attacking it based on your reads
  4. Creating space out of the triple threat or off the dribble
  5. Finishing at the rim and away from it with a variety of finishing moves

and if you can master them, then you will most certainly find yourself on the court during games more often than not.

How Jump Shooting Can Make Your Offense Better

First and foremost, you need to be able to shoot the basketball. Let’s be honest, fancy team offenses are great and all and you can run them until you are blue in the face, but unless you have players who can put the ball in the basket, then the offense itself does not mean much at all.  I wrote a post last spring on how a jump shooting team can win the championship and it was all based on how the teams that have won the NBA championships in recent years, the San Antonio Spurs and the Golden State Warriors were great jump shooting teams and that it was their ability to shoot the ball well that made their offenses click enroute to the championship. Good shooters can stretch the defense and open up lanes for cutting and driving that previously were not there because the defense has to play up on you. Similarly, players like Klay Thompson also appear to be quicker than they actually are because individual defenders have to guard him more closely because he can shoot. This tighter defense makes it easier for him to put the ball on the floor and go by players making him seem like a much quicker player.

The Case For The Pro Shot System

Ultimately, players need to shoot the basketball well in order to be a great offensive player. We at Elite Basketball Training are huge advocates of the Pro Shot System. We use a majority of their teachings in all of our New Jersey based basketball training sessions and have had huge success with it. The Pro Shot System is based on countless hours of studying the best shooters in the NBA, WNBA, and college and coming up with their similar tendencies. Because this system is based on the best shooters in the game, we feel that if it is good enough for those who make millions of dollars to shoot the basketball, then it is certainly good enough for basketball players who are still developing. Therefore, we teach players to hop, dip, turn, sweep, and sway just like Steph Curry, Kyrie Irving, Diana Taurasi, and Maya Moore do.


Reasons For Good Jump Shooting

  1. Great jump shooting teams win championships
  2. Great jump shooting opens up driving and passing lanes.
  3. Great jump shooting will make individuals appear quicker than they really are.
  4. Learn the Pro Shot System. There is a reason great shooters shoot so well, their tendencies.

The Born to Score Holiday Hoops Clinic 

Are you interested in learning how to become a better jump shooter and more on the Pro Shot System? If so, we will be spending at least ⅓ of our three hour Born to Score Clinic on teaching the Pro Shot System.  This is your opportunity to learn to shoot like the pros. Register today at 

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