a shot with one hand in which a player extends the shooting arm to the side and brings it back over the head toward the basket while releasing the ball.
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How to use hook shot in a sentence
Center Robin Lopez, a fan of Wizards and wizards, has an unorthodox but extremely effective hook shot.A Wizards playoff primer as they prepare to face the Sixers | Scott Allen | May 21, 2021 | Washington Post
During Washington’s devastating 16-0 second-quarter run, Lopez hit consecutive hook shots and only took a seat after making 4 of 5 attempts in the period.Joel Embiid has always tormented the Wizards. Now they’ll try a three-headed solution. | Candace Buckner | May 21, 2021 | Washington Post
The hook shot has always been a part of Simmons’s repertoire.
Instead of developing a jumper to become more productive from the perimeter, Simmons is leaning on a hook shot to become more effective from close.
In other words, if Simmons is indeed going to lean on the hook shot, then Rivers would likely prefer that mark to be closer to 60 percent.