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In Better Basketball Shooting, Dave Hopla, professional shooting coach and one of the best shooters in the world, offers the expertise to help players at any level elevate their shooting percentage.
Better Basketball Shooting: Improving Free Throws and Midrange Jump Shots provides detailed instruction featuring seven shooting drills and 33 color photos from NBA shooting coach Dave Hopla. Hopla has worked with some of the game’s biggest names, including Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, and Jason Kidd. Now you can benefit from his coaching insights.
With this mini e-book you’ll learn the physical skills and techniques for improving your shooting percentage from the line and from inside the arc. You’ll perfect your midrange shooting techniques to sink your stationary jump shots as well as your shots coming off screens and off the dribble. Take your game to a whole new level by mastering these shooting techniques and leave your opponents confused and frustrated. Let Better Basketball Shooting: Improving Free Throws and Midrange Jump Shots take you from being a mere shooter to becoming a reliable scorer.
The mini e-book Better Basketball Shooting: Improving Free Throws and Midrange Jump Shots is an abridged version of the comprehensive book Basketball Shooting (Human Kinetics, 2012).
Dave Hopla is the assistant coach for player development for the New York Knicks. He is considered by many to be the top shooter in the world, regularly knocking down 495 out of 500 shots. He is the world-record holder for the most free throws in one minute with one ball and one passer, having made 26 shots out of 26 attempts. He also holds the record for the most NBA corner three-point shots, having shot 18 of 18 with one ball and one passer in one minute. From the NBA three-point line (23 feet, 9 inches), Hopla made 16 out of 17 attempts with one ball and one passer in one minute. These records can be seen on YouTube.
Hopla has held shooting camps all over the world and regularly travels with the NBA for the NBA Basketball Without Borders program. After he joined the Toronto Raptors in 2006 as their shooting coach, Toronto increased their team shooting percentage every month, from 44.2 in November 2006 to 47.5 in January 2007. They also increased their three-point shooting percentage from 30 in November 2006 to 40 in January 2007. In 2007, Dave was hired by the Washington Wizards as an assistant coach for player development. During the 2007 season the Wizards shot a franchise best from the free-throw line (78.8%). While in Washington, the Wizards shot a franchise best from the free-throw line. Dave has worked with many NBA, college, and high school teams and players, including Carmelo Anthony, Raymond Felton, Jason Kidd, Chris Bosh, Gilbert Arenas, Ben Gordon, Rip Hamilton, Kevin Love, Brandon Jennings, Ray Allen, and Kobe Bryant, as well as several WNBA players, including Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird.
"Dave is one of the all-time great shooting coaches. I continue to be amazed at his ability not only to shoot so well but also to teach others to do the same."
Former Head Men's Basketball Coach, University of Connecticut