The relationship between basketball shooting kinematics, distance and playing position.

@article{Miller1996TheRB,
  title={The relationship between basketball shooting kinematics, distance and playing position.},
  author={S A Miller and Roger Michael Bartlett},
  journal={Journal of sports sciences},
  year={1996},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={243-53}
}
Three-dimensional cinematography (100 Hz) was used to establish the relationship between distance and the kinematics of shooting with respect to playing position in basketball. Fifteen subjects, divided into guards, forwards and centres (all n = 5), performed jump shots from each of three distances: 2.74, 4.57 and 6.40 m from the basket. Increases in mean release speed were found as shooting distance increased for all groups. This was due to increased angular velocities of both shoulder flexion… CONTINUE READING