Balance & Shooting

One of our most emphasized points this summer was footwork while players shoot.  Too many of our girls are falling away from the basket, towards it, are are leaning in one direction.  At this level, I believe balance is as big of a variable in shooting as hand/arm mechanics.

Enter Kevin Durant.  As he goes through his progression of finishing moves, watch when he shoots.  Every time, every move – perfect balance.  He goes straight up in the air and controls himself.   Want to be a great shooter?  Work on the footwork, baby!