CFA Basketball Throw

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  1. Oxford22

    Oxford22 Member

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    Is there a specific requirement on how to hold the basketball? For the past 4 years I've been throwing nothing but soccer balls as a goalkeeper and I prefer clutching the ball in a very different position with a distinct motion to throw it. (wedged between wrist and palm, which is at 90* angle to wrist. Elliptical throwing motion.). Thank you.
     
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    Oxford that is correct. I was a keep in H.S. as well and throwing it like a outlet pass really worked well for me. I was able to consistently hit in the high 90's with that. IMO that part of the test is based on how much torque (not brute strength) you bring to the table. A friend of my who was fairly well built (6,1 - 185) was only able to hit around the 60's and 70's due to the fact that he couldn't really get a good throwing motion down. While I, possibly the skinniest kid you will ever meet (6,1 - 160) was able to easily throw it into the low 90's simply because I had done that motion over and over. So yes you can throw it like that. Keep practicing and best of luck!!!
     
  3. Oxford22

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    Yes, the torque is just what I was contemplating this morning. Fantastic, thank you :)
     

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