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Shooting The Jump Shot

I have a question regarding shooting the basketball.

My son can shoot jump shots with either hand.

However, his basketball coaches are telling him to develop one hand only.

What are your thoughts?

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Dec 07, 2010
Shooting The Basketball 
by: Anonymous I am a high school basketball coach and have coached organized school basketball for 11 years.

I want my players to be strong with both hands, but if they cannot shoot the ball very well with one I am not going to spend much time with their weak side.

If they can shoot the basketball well with their dominant hand, then there shouldn’t be anything wrong with both.

Hoffbarber (sp?) who played at the University of Minnesota is dual hand shooter. It is a great talent to have, but they have to be able to do it consistently for it to be productive.