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Types of Basketball

Bank Shot
Bank Shot

Sporting Charts explains Bank Shot A bank shot utilizes the backboard to create an angle for the ball to go into the hoop. A basketball player will typically use a bank shot during mid-to-short range jump shots, especially if they are shooting at a tough angle. Most layups tend to be bank shots, but not all bank shots are layups. The small rectangle just above the rim on the backboard is meant to be used as an aid to players when they are using the backboard to bank shots.

Free Throw
Free Throw

In basketball, free throws or foul shots are unopposed attempts to score points by shooting from behind the free throw line (informally known as the foul line or the charity stripe), a line situated at the end of the restricted area.

Hook Shot
Hook Shot

In basketball, a hook shot is a play in which the offensive player, usually turned perpendicular to the basket, gently throws the ball with a sweeping motion of his arm in an upward arc with a follow-through which ends over his head.

Jump Shot
Jump Shot

In basketball (and derivatives like netball), a regular jump shot or jumper is an attempt to score a basket by jumping, usually straight up, and in mid-jump, propelling the ball in an arc into the basket.

Layup
Layup

A layup by Trey Burke for the Michigan Wolverines in the 2012–13 Big Ten Conference men's basketball season opener on January 3 against Northwestern A layup in basketball is a two-point shot attempt made by leaping from below, laying the ball up near the basket, and using one hand to bounce it off the backboard and into the basket.

Slam Dunk
Slam Dunk

Slam Dunk Basketball, How many points can you score before the meter runs down to zero in this basketball game? Keep the ball moving while you collect stars and attempt to make tons of slam dunks.

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