Check out Pro Shot’s analysis of Steph Curry’s shooting mechanics during the 2015-16 season then watch the video on “Understanding 1 Motion vs 2 Motion.”
Things to look for:
- ONE MOTION – Look at the fluidity of Steph’s one motion shot. A big reason why Steph is able to get so much power and range on his shot is because of his “one motion shot.” He shoots on the way up, very early in his jump.
- TURN – Steph also has a turn prior to shooting the ball every time he shoots. This helps him keep the ball straight and is a BIG part of his accurate shooting.
- SHOULDERS/TURN – Steph’s shooting shoulder ALWAYS leads his shot and his guide arm shoulder is always behind him. Yes, this is part of the turn. When you see a turned shooter, the shooter’s chin should be behind his shooting shoulder.
- ONE EYED SHOOTER – Steph is a right-handed shooter so his arm/follow-through is in front or very close to in front of his right eye. For a left-handed shooter, the arm would be in front of the left eye. We call this being a ONE EYED shooter, because when you look at the shooter you see only one eye. The player’s follow-through is covering the other eye.
Always remember that to become a great shooter shooting mechanics come first. Once you have the correct technique, you then you have to consistently practice (reps, reps, reps). After you have the mechanics right, it’s reps, reps, reps of game situational shots, contested shots, and shot under pressure.