Posted by ScooterDevil on February 04, 15 at 14:45:21:
In Reply to: There is no excuse... posted by TO Devil on February 03, 15 at 18:24:00:
I'm probably a 95% free throw shooter when I'm sitting in the gym by myself and just shooting them. When I played in a men's league last I think I shot about 65%. Game situation is totally different. You have tired legs, triple the heart rate, thousand of fans, pressure, mental issues. They all contribute. While I agree that they should shoot better, it's more about mental preparation and mental toughness than it is about practicing them more.
: For shooting anything less than 80% as D1 player. None. I have not played competitively for years and can still shoot over 80% from the line. Yes, being tired can impact your shot. However, free throws are about rhythm, confidence, and a personal decision to improve. Something most Sendek teams lack.
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: : Have never gone to a practice but I have to believe they do practice FT's. I just think FT shooting is not one of the things they look for when it comes to recruiting. As a player, I would be embarrassed to not be able to hit 80% on your home court. You are standing the same distance for every FT, the basket is not moving, no one is or will be between you and the basket. you can take your time to set up the shot. What is the problem?
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