Free Throws are Critical...ALWAYS
Looking to improve your free throw percentage, or your team's percentage, or a player's percentage? I'm Cob Carlson, creator of AUTOMATIC FREE THROWS, and in these writings I'm going to give you insights and critical analysis to help improve your free throw shooting. And free tips, also.
This is my FIRST Blog Post...maiden voyage...but the thoughts have been percolating for a long time...seven plus years. During basketball season, I think about free throws EVERY SINGLE TIME I watch a game. And I often find myself thinking of free throws during idle time...like when driving in a car, riding on a train, or fixing a salad.
The N.B.A., College, and High School schedules are in full swing. And per norm, I'm seeing plenty of free throws being missed, at all levels. Why is this simple and easy shot such a challenge for so many talented players?
I'm hoping to solve that mystery for readers. So check in on this brand new weekly blog.
The basket is only 15 feet away from the free throw line. There is nothing between the shooter and the rim. No hands in your face. No defender's hands on your hip or lower back. Nobody leaning on you. A FREE THROW IS A GIFT! As in "Merry Christmas." And if you don't use this gift in a productive manner, you not only hurt yourself, and your stats, but you hurt your whole team.
Take for example Lonzo Ball, the L.A. Lakers first round draft pick. I love the way this kid plays the game. He has great court vision and he loves to pass the ball, sometimes to a fault. Folks have been critical of his outside shooting. He has an unusual and unique motion. Doesn't mean he can't get it done. Take the golf swing of Jim Furyk. Quirky...but it works for him.
But Lonzo has been horrible from the free throw line, currently shooting it at 47.1%. The N.B.A average is 75% per game. If Lonzo could make more from the free throw line, I guarantee that he would make more from the field, because his confidence would soar.
His issues at the line? He needs to be more focused. He doesn't flex his knees enough. His shot is almost all arms. He sometimes shoots the free throw flat footed, and his spine angle is too erect. Consequently, he often finishes his free throw motion out of balance or falling backwards. Wouldn't take much at all to get him into a positive groove. If any of you readers out there know him, have him get in touch with me. WHY?
Because anyone who has used the AUTOMATIC FREE THROWS method has improved...FACT!
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