# What is a 'three-point' shot in basketball?

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Outside of the "key", but in the same half of the court, there is another line, roughly in the shape of a half circle. Shots made from outside of this line are awarded 3 points. They are sometimes referred to as "field goals".
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The NBA adopted the 3 point line at the start of the 1979-1980 season, which is of variable distance, ranging from 22 feet (6.7 m) in the corners to 23.75 feet.

# Who invented the three-point shot in basketball?

Chronologically, Herman Sayger was the inventor. Depending on your perspective, the three-point line was developed/introduced several times in the course of basketball's history. The list of possible "inventors" are included below: # Herman Sayger (1933) # Howard Hobson (1945) # Al Grenert (1 (MORE)

# What are the different types of basketball shots?

The three types of basketball shots are: One-handed shot, hook shot, and the two-handed shot.

The farthest shot ever made in basket ball history was in 1916 by Tim Scarth shooting a basket ball 120 feet.

# Was there a 3 point shot in 1983 college basketball NC State vs Houston?

Of course there was a three point shot taken in the game. Answer No. The 3 point shot did not exist at the time. Answer There was no 3 point shot at that time. If you check the box score for the game, NC State was 23-59 in FGs and 8-11 in FT. Do the math (23 X 2 + 8 = 54 pts). Same for Houst (MORE)

# Who was the the first college basketball player to ever make a three-point shot?

First College 3-Pointer . Ronnie Carr...He played for Western Carolina...He made the shot on Nov. 29, 1980

# How many points is a half court shot worth in basketball?

All shots made from outside the 3 point line are worth 3 pionts, no matter how far outside.\n. \n Answer \n. \n. \n3

# How many points is a full-court shot in basketball?

\n. \n Full-Court Shot \n. \nA full-court shot is worth three points , if the court has a three-point line.

# What defensive plays are used to stop a three point shot in basketball?

Football Defensive Plays . Our football defensive plays are designed to dominate an offense, with heavy pressure and coverage defensive schemes. After starting for 13 years against the best dynasties of all times (Washington 87', San Francisco 89', Dallas and Buffalo of the 90's, of all-times (Mo (MORE)

# What is a wing shot in basketball?

Answer . Rebounding is one of the most importantaspects of winning basketball games. Offensive rebounding gives yourteam extra chances, and free throw opportunities, and frustrates thedefense. Defensive rebounding is a key part of good defense in general,limiting the offense to just one shot. A (MORE)

# Do you look at the basketball when you are blocking a shot?

When you are blocking a shot it is critical that you look at the basketball. If you don't then you will not know where the basketball is and you just might hit the person and get a foul. Once you at least smack the ball away then you look where it went and not stare at it but then go after it.

# How do you do the basketball shots?

First, put one hand on the side of the ball and one hand on the bottom. Then pivot your hands upward. Push the ball with the bottom hand and steady it with the other. Release the ball. Remember to follow through with the shot. Good Luck!

The first three point shot in basketball was made in 1945 at thecollegiate level in a game between Fordham and Columbia, but it isunknown who took it. Various professional leagues used it as earlyas 1961, but not on a consistent basis. The ABA used it beforetheir merger with the NBA. The first NBA t (MORE)

# When was the 3 point shot introduced into high school basketball in Wisconsin?

Wisconsin and other U.S. High Schools?Ã¦introduced the 3-point shotin 1987. This was a year after the NCAA adopted the system.

Ronnie Carr of Western Carolina made college basketball's first 3-point shot in 1980.. Chris Ford of the Boston Celtics made the NBA's first 3-point shot in 1979.

# What is the distance that makes a basketball shot worth three points?

The player has to shoot the ball into the hoop from behind the three-point line (the big arc painted on the floor surrounding the basket), which varies in distance depending on whether the game is NBA, college, high school, etc.

# When does a bank shot occur in basketball?

A 'bank shot' is a shot that hits the backboard before going through the ring for a score or not going in to create a rebound situation.

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# What is a hook shot in basketball?

Its relativley simple. Usually in close range, shooter is sideways to the rim, shooting hand away from the hoop, and takes the shot with the away hand, lobbing it up in a "hooking" manner

# What are the Kinds of shots in basketball?

.free throw .shot made inside the 3-pt arc .a shot made outside the 3-pt arc.......

# Number of points received for a far away shot in basketball?

a two point shot is anything inside the 3 point line. anything outside the 3 point line is a you guessed it a three pointer ,and if you shoot from behind the half court line its a 4 pointer

# What is the formula to basketball to shot the basketball and make the shot?

There really is no formula. I took forever to figure out what to do. If you shooting a free throw then go to line make sure you right foot is slightly up further than your left. Now focus of on the goal, don't be worried about your feet now. Once you start moving your hands to shoot you can kinda go (MORE)

# At what point does a shot at the three point line no longer count as in a basketball game?

1.) there is offensive away from the ball foul at the same time as the shot, resulting in no basket, or 2.) the game clock or shot clock has expired before the made 3pt shot was released from the shooters hand or 3.) the shooters foot was on the 3pt line,resulting in only a 2pt field goal.

# In basketball what is the most number of points you can score with a single shot?

3 points.. the only exception to this is if you are fouled while shooting a 3-point shot (and make it). Then you will get an opportunity to shoot one free throw (worth 1 more point). so in this situation you can score 4 points - but technically this is two shots, not a single shot.

# How many feet away from the basketball hoop is a three point shot?

The distance from the hoop to the three point is19 ft but for proffesionals it is22 ft

# How many points is a jump shot worth in basketball?

If its shot behind the three point line three inside the three point line is two.

# Whet is a 3-point shot used in basketball?

when all d opposite team players are playing zone defence, there is no way for the player to cut to the 0 position for a lay up or jump stop shot. At that time a player should use a 3 pointer shot.

# When you shot from the half circle in basketball how many points is that worth?

That shot is only worth 3 points. Any shot made past the 3 point line is worth such and no more...unless fouled in the act of shooting. The you have the infamous "4 point play"

# First three point shot in college basketball?

Ronnie Carr. He played for Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC He made the shot on Nov. 29, 1980 .

The three point shot has provided more intense situations towards the end of games and a higher scoring average for the 24 second shot clock era.

# What makes the perfect basketball shot?

Don't throw from your chest. Hold your arms up and throw the ball leaving your right hand in a bent position.

# How can a player score 4 points in a single shot in basketball?

This can happen when a player is fouled while shooting a 3-pointer and makes the shot. They are awarded with a free throw, in addition to making the 3-pointer. If the free throw is made, the result is 4 points.

# What are three common types of basketball shots?

There are many types of basketball shorts. The three most common are Nike, Reebok, and Addidas. Other brands are available, as well (i.e. Spalding, Champion, etc.).

# Who has shot perfect from the field in basketball?

Hundreds of basketball players have ended a game by making every shot they had attempted from the field. All it takes is one made shot to be perfect.

# How do you shot a 3 pointer shot in basketball?

A three pointer shot is above the free throw line. If you want to make it, try perfecting your shot.

# What are three different types of shots in basketball?

I'm not sure what you mean... You can get one poit for every foul shot you make, two poits for every shot you make that is inside of the three point line, and three points for every shot made beyon the three point line. I hope that answers your question!

# What does momentum have to do with making a shot in basketball?

Momentum adds speed and direction to the ball when released.Jumping adds vertical, running adds horizontal and leaping addsboth horizontal and vertical motion to the ball. The ball is movingat the same speed as the ball handler. Momentum must be accountedfor while shooting or the shot will be exagge (MORE)

# What is an circus shot in Basketball?

A circus basketball shot is typically a one-hand, off balance throwand has a low percentage chance of making it in.

# Who invented the basketball hook shot?

The hook shot was invented by Harlem Globe Trotter Goose Tatum, andwas used by many players like George Mikan and Kareem Abdul Jabar,whose shot was called the skyhook

# What does shot mean in basketball?

The word shot in basketball or (NBA) means an attempt to score either two or three points.

# What shots are there in basketball?

3 pointers- which are the furthest place th throw from 2 pointers- shots made inside the 3 point line free throws- each free throw is worth 1 point. It's shot from inside the 3 point line (free throw line)

# What some shot types for basketball?

Tear drop (mostly called floater), fade away, Jump shot, lay up, dont really know any more

# What is a shot pocket in basketball?

The shot pocket is the area in your shot when you have a "pocket" to hold the ball in. right before you shoot the ball, and before your guide hand leaves the ball when your arm is bent backwards and you are in the air about to shoot, when the ball is currently positioned is the shot pocket. with bot (MORE)

# How many points is a regulation shot in a game of basketball?

If you shoot and make a basket inside the three point line or with your feet on the three point line it is worth two points. If you shoot and make a basket anywhere behind the three point line without your feet on the line it is worth three points. If you get fouled when you are shooting you go to t (MORE)

# Should there be four point shots in basketball?

There are, technically, when a penalty is called on a three-pointattempt that goes in anyway. However, expanding the points scored by a single basket(e.g. from the far end of the court) would probably be unworkable,as it could lead to ridiculously low-percentage shots.

# Why isn't there a 4 point shot in basketball?

There is a rule called the 4 point play thats when you get fouled during a 3 point shot and make it and also make the free throw