Here’s your MF-approved guide to nailing a game-winner from downtown, as explained by Drew Hanlen, Reebok Breakout Challenge Skills coach. “[To succeed] you have to know you’re going to make it. [You] have to have confidence that you will make the shot,” he says.
|1. Catch the ball in a universal stance; hips dropped, hands up, ready for the ball.|
|2. Catch it high and keep it high. Don’t dip the ball below your waist.|
|3. Get squared and stay that way. You want your feet and shoulders squared to the rim when you land.|
|4. Finish your release with elbow in line with your eyebrow.|
|5. Flick your wrist strongly at the rim. The ball will go where your wrist tells it to go.|