Why is the three-point shot called from downtown in basketball?
Freddie Brown graduated from downtown Milwaukee's Lincoln High School in 1967, where other high schools gave him his nickname "Downtown Freddie" Brown, and he was often amongst the top free-point shooters in the league. Downtown Freddie Brown was captain of the SuperSonics' 78-79 NBA championship team. When the three point shot was adopted into the NBA in the 79-80 season, he led the league in 3 point shots, and during this time, it became a saying, referring to "downtown" as a far shot (3 point shot).
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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.
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…950s) # American Basketball League (1961) # Eddie Rios Mellado (1962) # ABA (1968) For a more in-depth answer, you can read Interbasket's article on Who Invented the 3-Point Line (check out the reference/link below) (MORE)
%DETAILS% the reason downtown Manhattan is known as wall street is because when the settlement was originally built there was a dividing wall between the settlers and the native injuns Free-roaming hogs were notorious for rampaging through the precious grain fields of colonial New York city farme…rs. The Manhattan Island residents chose to limit the forays of these riotous hogs by erecting a long, permentant wall on the northern edge of what is now Lower Manhattan. A street came to border this wall- aptly enough named, Wall Street. The downtown area is not called Wall Street. Wall Street is the name of a street in Downtown Manhattan. There are many neighborhoods that make up Downtown Manhattan such as Chelsea, Soho, China Town, Little Italy and a few more which include the Finacial District where Wall Street is located. Now the street is aptly named Wall Street because it was once a wall, just like Water Street was once a stream and Bridge Street was once a bridge, and so forth. I hope I cleared up any confusion. When the Dutch settled in New York, they built a wall around their colony. This was done to keep intruders out. Eventually the wall was taken down, but pieces of it still remain. This is also the reason why the area around Wall St. is so oddly shaped compared to the rest of Manhattan, which is generally in a grid-like manner. (MORE)
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.
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…on (21-55FG / 10-19FT)=52 pts. ################### Answer: The 3 pt field goal did exist at that time. See http://collegebasketball.rivals.com/content.asp?cid=675171. Shows the conferences that were experimenting with it in 82/83 season. (MORE)
That is just the name for it. There really isn't a specific reason- that was just one of the slang names given. I have looked all over the Internet for the answer to this question and the only reference to a Bunny in basketball I can find is from the film 'Space Jam' where Michael Jordan is j…oined by the Looney Tunes to repel a Martian attack by beating them at basketball. According to recordholders.com, Harold "Bunny" Levitt of the Harlem Globetrotters made 499 free throws on 1935 April 6, a record that stood till 1975; his obituary in "The New York Times" of 2006 May 5 discussed his basketball career, and said that he was 96 when he died. (MORE)
First College 3-Pointer . Ronnie Carr...He played for Western Carolina...He made the shot on Nov. 29, 1980
Answer . \nOutside 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".
All shots made from outside the 3 point line are worth 3 pionts, no matter how far outside.\n. \n Answer \n. \n. \n3
\n. \n Full-Court Shot \n. \nA full-court shot is worth three points , if the court has a three-point line.
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…ntana/Rice, Elway/Smith, Favre/Freeman, Kelly/Reed and Aikman/Irvin), Tyrone Braxton knows what it takes to STOP and beat an opposing offense. .. Our plays are color-coded, easy to follow and highlight the key points of attack. We also have tips for defensive backs, EG:.. Stay loose and relaxed. Your arms should be dangling . Stay low and balanced ; keep your center of gravity directly above your toes. . Practice back pedaling (drills) . Keep good footing and make crisp, clean breaks when QB releases the ball. . Be honest and don't guess - there is a big difference between guessing and anticipating. Sometimes over pursuit can be worse than under pursuit. . Corner back is a busy position. Stay with the receiver and don't look back at what the quarterback is doing while in coverage. You don't have time and you will lose your footing, balance and focus.. http://www.tyronebraxton.com/football_defensive_plays.html (MORE)
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 …good thought is "one shot andout". Defensive rebounding combined with a quick outlet pass can be aneffective offensive weapon, getting the transition game and fast breakgoing, for a lay-up at the other end. All good rebounders "have anattitude" that every rebound is theirs and are very aggressive on theboards. Youâve got to want it! Coaches love good rebounders and willreward them with more playing time. You may not be the best shooter orball handler, but if you are a strong rebounder and defender, you willget to play. Good rebounders are important " role palyers ".. Defensive Rebounding The first important aspect of rebounding is gettinginside position and "boxing out". The player who gets the insideposition usually gets the rebound. The opponent may "reach over" andcommit a foul. These "over the back" fouls can be very costly late in agame when teams are in the bonus free throw situation. . Another key is always knowing where the ball is, so assoon as you see the shot being taken you get the inside position, andbox out. It helps if teammates communicate and yell "shot!" when theshot goes up.. There are three parts to a defensive rebound . . Box Out . Attack the ball, go get it! . The outlet pass . "Box Out!" . \n All players must learn this skill, as much as any\n other skill in the game. Even the perimeter players (guards) must box\n out. Oftentimes, the missed three-point shot will result in a long\n rebound that our guards should get if they box-out properly. Also, we\n donât want the opponentâs guards slipping inside for the inside rebound\n and put-back. \n \n When you box out, you must first make contact with the\n player you are guarding. Locate your man, get in front of him/her,\n pivot facing the basket, bend over, get wide with your feet and arms\n out, and put your backside into the offensive player, sealing him/her\n away from the hoop. Be aggressive, and don't let the offensive player\n push you under the basket. If you get too far under the basket, a\n taller opponent with long arms can simply outreach you for the ball.\n Keep your man away from the hoop. Keep your eye on the ball flight, and\n go get it!\n \n \n \n \n \n Attack The Ball! \n After you have sealed (boxed-out) the opponent, then\n go aggressively after the ball. Attack the ball, jumping high with both\n arms extended, grab it strongly with both hands, and "rip it down".\n Expect some physical contact. Youâve got to be strong and tough inside.\n Once you have the ball, protect it by pivoting away from the opponents,\n and "chin" it, by bringing the ball under your chin with elbows out.\n But you must not throw an elbow... a sure foul, often flagrant. \n \n The Outlet Pass \n Once you have the ball, think "fast break". Get a\n quick accurate outlet pass to a teammate to get the transition game\n going. If you hold onto the ball too long, the opponents may tie you\n up, and depending on the possession arrow, all your hard work is for\n nothing. So immediately pivot away from the defenders toward the\n sideline and find a teammate to pass to. Pivot on your outside foot.\n Wheel around and make a strong, sharp two-handed overhead outlet pass\n to your teammate on the wing. Only dribble if you have to, if you are\n in trouble and need to create some spacing to get the pass off. Pass as\n soon as you can safely hit your teammate. But don't make a bad forced\n pass, and lose possession. I hate it when one of my players makes a\n good box-out, gets the rebound, but then simply throws the ball away\n with a bad passâ¦ all the good, hard work ruined by a bad pass. And\n those kind of turnovers can kill you, as the opponent may get a quick\n shot or lay-up after the steal. \n \n Team Rebounding Concepts \n . The rebounding triangle . \n With each shot, try to establish a triangle of players\n boxing out around the basket. Have one player of each side of the hoop\n and one in front, so that you have a triangle of players boxing out\n around the hoop. Don't get too far under the basket, where a taller\n player can simply reach over your head for the rebound...box them away\n from the basket. . Weakside rebounding . \n Another tipâ¦ realize that about 70% of missed shots\n from the corner or wing go long to the opposite side of the hoop. So\n make sure you have a weakside rebounder when the corner-wing shot goes\n up. . Long rebounds . \n Especially against teams that like to shoot the\n three-pointer (which when missed often results in a "long rebound"),\n whenever possible try to have two perimeter defenders (rebounders) get\n to the wing-elbow areas on each side to help pick off those long\n rebounds that go beyond the guys boxing out down low. . Rebounding missed free-throws . \n Not boxing out the offensive rebounders along the free-throw lane loses games... see "Boxing Out on a Free-Throw" below. \n \n Offensive Rebounding \n Offensive rebounding should be a very important part\n of your team offense in general. Nothing frustrates the opponent more,\n than their playing good aggressive defense, and you get one, two, or\n three offensive rebounds for more shots at the hoop, until you finally\n score. The keys are you've got to be aggressive and want the offensive\n rebound, and you must be quick on your feet and try to get inside\n position on the defender. This is a good way to pick up extra easy\n baskets. Some people call 'em "trash" baskets... I call 'em\n hard-working, smart, demoralizing baskets... "back breakers". \n \n Getting Position: The defender should already\n be between you and the hoop and trying to box you out. Make a fake one\n way, and quickly move your feet and slip around him/her on the other\n side. Once you are inside, now you box out. Another technique is to\n "swim" over the defender. If the defender does not have his/her arms\n up, put your forearm on top of his/hers, pinning it down (without\n grabbing or holding it), and then move your feet and step around and\n over the opponent's foot on that side and get inside rebounding\n position.\n \n Always know where the ball is and just assume that every shot will be missed .\n If the shot is coming from the corner, remember that 70% of misses will\n go long on the opposite side, so be ready on the weakside.\n \n Once you get the ball, be strong and power it right back\n up to the hoop, usually off the glass. There is a good chance you will\n get fouled, and a good chance for an "old fashioned" three pointer... a\n put back with a free throw. Expect contact, be strong, and try to\n finish the shot. Work hard the entire game and make your opponent work.\n You can actually wear the opponent down by the end of the game. When\n your team is behind, the two key elements in catching up and winning\n are playing great defense and rebounding. If you can stop the opponent\n from scoring, you give your offense a chance to catch up. Many\n championship games are decided by this tough inside play... not the\n outside jumpers. It's not always pretty under the hoop, but all good\n coaches know how important this aspect of the game really is. You will\n hear TV commentators talk about "points in the paint" as a key in many\n games. Most of them are retired, very successful coaches, and they know\n by experience how important.\n \n Boxing Out on a Free-Throw \n It's very important to secure the rebound after a\n missed free-throw, to avoid those extra chances for the opponent, and\n late in the game when you are behind and time is a factor, you can't\n let the opponent control the ball and the clock. \n \n The defensive rebounders in the lowest space along the\n lane must block-out the adjacent opponent in the middle space. The\n defender should get close to the offensive player. For example, if you\n are on the right side of the lane, have your top (left) foot as near as\n possible to the offensive player. Then when the ball hits the rim,\n immediately slide that foot over into the lane in front of the\n opponent. The stance should not be too wide, but wide enough for a\n strong base, so that the opponent cannot push you under the basket. If\n you are too wide, it will be more difficult to slide that leg over.\n Turn your body with the bottom (right) foot back off the lane line a\n little (never have both feet touching or parallel to the lane line).\n Most of your weight should be on the bottom (right) foot. Keep your\n arms up with your elbows shoulder height. Not only does this get you\n ready to rebound, but if you let your arms down, a savvy offensive\n player may put his arm on top of yours, pinning it down (and this is\n often not caught by the officials). Use your hands and arms also to\n feel which way the offensive player is going and block him/her out!\n \n The rebounders in the top two lane positions must\n communicate. One should make contact with and box-out the shooter. The\n other should go aggressively to the middle of the lane to get a longer\n rebound in the middle. These rebounders should position themselves in\n their space along the lane as close to the basket (and the middle\n offensive player) as possible.\n \n We also teach our players to "pinch" a strong\n offensive rebounder... the bottom rebounder steps in front from below,\n while our top rebounder on that same side steps in and "pinches" from\n the top. Then our opposite top rebounder boxes out the shooter. Players\n should communicate this when getting ready along the free-throw lane. \n \n Rebounding Out of a Zone Defense Rebounding out of a man-to-man defense is fairlystraight forward, usually with clear-cut box-out assignments. (MORE)
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…hree point shot iscredited to Chris Ford of the Celtics, but it is believed thatKevin Grevey of the Bullets hit the first three point shot earlierin the same day, October 12, 1979. (MORE)
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.
\nAny shot made from anywhere on the court is called a "field goal". This is why you often hear sports announcers say, "he is one for three from the field."
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 one player grabs the ball after a missed shot in basketball it is called a rebound. The offensive orÃdefensive player can get a rebound.
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
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… up on you tippie toes or jump or anything you perfer. Now bend your knees. Make sure whatever hand you shoot with is on the back and the other kind of supports it on the side. Look at the box behind the goal and aim there! Now you take it up above you head and shoot WITH FORM! Most people think you can just shoot...no. Keep your form until that ball is out of the net! No one cares how stupid you look with your hand in the air if you make it! Now if you are in a play or someone is trying to block you, you have to have this down fast. but while shooting a free thow take your time. Just remember that this might not come naturaly to some people and could take years of practice, even though my dad almost played college ball, I still was pretty bad for a while...just dont give up! (MORE)
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.
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.
The distance from the hoop to the three point is19 ft but for proffesionals it is22 ft
What is the call in a game of basketball if the ball is shot from behind the three point line but a player tips it within that line and the ball still goes in the basket?
The team that made it is awarded 2 points if u step on the line. if u tipped it with your hand its still three points if u foul and it goes in u get three points and a free throw
If its shot behind the three point line three inside the three point line is two.
for some its just a regular shot ( about 4 people in the nba shoot like that), for others that joke, they call it a prayer
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.
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"
If a player in basketball is taking a shot is fouled and the ball goes in what call does the ref make?
the shot counts and he gets one shot at the free throw line for a chance at a 3 point play. its called an "and 1"
I'm from Chicago, and have heard this term for over 25 years. We called it a crip' when I was young because 'anybody' should be able to make one; even a crippled person. Hence the term crip', and in no way a shot at those persons who are handicapped.
Ronnie Carr. He played for Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC He made the shot on Nov. 29, 1980 .
Its called an air ball because it soars in the air as it misses the net.
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.
Don't throw from your chest. Hold your arms up and throw the ball leaving your right hand in a bent position.
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.
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.).
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.
A three pointer shot is above the free throw line. If you want to make it, try perfecting your shot.
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!
Ancient Rome had no "downtown" as we know it. You could loosely say that the Forum Romanum was their "downtown" as it was their main civic center.
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)
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…he free throw line to shoot free throws. This is an uncontested, untimed shot that if you make it, it is worth one point. (MORE)
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.
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
Out of bounds, same if it hits the very top or back of the backboard!
From the free-throw line, after a player has drawn a foul while attempting a shot on the basket. Depending on where they attempted their shot from, they will take 2 or 3 shots. IF they made the basket they were attempting while drawing a foul, the number of foul shots is decreased by 1.
According to a source at the South Dakota High School Activities Association, the 3 point shot was added to high school basketball for the 1985-1986 season.
No matter where you shoot from, after the three point arc it just counts as a three pointer.