The physics of a 3 point shot. By aftyn hodgkins

The 3-point shot is a field goal in a basketball game made behind the three point line

Starting with the angles The closer you are to the basket, the higher your launch angle should be. A two-foot shot released from a height of 8-feet, should have a launch angle of 72 degrees to produce the slowest moving ball at the rim. As you move away from the basket, your launch angle decreases, a free throw is approximately 51 degrees and a 3-point shot is approximately 45-degrees. HIGHER ARC = BIGGER TARGET

5’4″ player should launch the ball at a 52.2 degree angle

5’8″ player should launch the ball at a 51.5 degree angle

6’0″ player should launch the ball at a 50.8 degree angle

6’4″ player should launch the ball at a 50.1 degree angle

6’8″ player should launch the ball at a 49.4 degree angle

7’0″ player should launch the ball at a 48.7 degree angle

avoiding the brick, the shot with the"bang" sound that lets you know the ball is not going in at all. It takes practice for the player to find that perfect shot.

Citations

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140321164654.htm

http://www.secretsofshooting.com/the-physics-of-shooting/

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