🏀AVERY BRADLEY SET POINT🏀
Got a few posts coming in the next couple days about all the shooters the Celtics have. First up is Avery Bradley...
Avery's gotten better each year he's been in the league and is now a KNOCK-DOWN shooter. His form is much better and simpler than it was when he was in High School/College, and the main adjustment I've noticed is his set point. He brought it down ever so slightly, as well as forward. Notice in the first picture the ball is practically directly above the center of his head, while on the right, the ball is slightly in front of & above his forehead. The further back you set the ball on top of/behind your head, the more your accuracy suffers. You end up with what's called the "catapult effect", where you're no longer shooting it fluidly and smoothly, but rather are cocking the ball back before catapulting it forward. It's much HARDER to become accurate like this, it's a slower shot and it takes more power to release (meaning it can be very difficult to be an elite shooter from deep, especially for guards). Also, notice that with the ball set so high (on the left), his elbow is forming an angle nowhere close to 90 degrees (the larger the angle, the less power you transfer). On the right his arm is much closer to the optimal 90 degree angle.👌🏽#perfectj