jump hook


Definition of jump hook

: a hook shot in which the player jumps before releasing the ball

Examples of jump hook in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ayton’s soft touch near the rim — through an improving jump hook and super talented footwork at age 22 — surpasses anything the Clippers have seen from a 7-footer up to this point. Shane Young, Forbes, 22 June 2021 Lillard made two free throws with 1.2 seconds remaining to give the Blazers the lead before Zion Williamson missed a last-second jump hook. oregonlive, 17 Mar. 2021 The wily veteran backed down Martin, got into the paint, turned over his left shoulder and buried a jump hook while getting fouled. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 15 Apr. 2021 The Pelicans immediately got the ball down court to Williamson, who caught the ball on the left side of the key, spun to his right and got off a jump hook with his left hand that went off the glass and then the front of the rim and to the floor. oregonlive, 17 Mar. 2021 Etienne’s jump hook pulled UCLA within 14-11, triggering a loud celebration on the Bruins’ bench. Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, 6 Feb. 2021 Then Zion Williamson missed a last-second spinning jump hook off the glass that hit the front of the rim and fell to the floor, leaving the Blazers with the win. oregonlive, 17 Mar. 2021 There was a spectacular lob dunk and the usual complement of 3-pointers and a sweet left-handed jump hook over 7-footer Neemias Queta after a couple pumps and pivots. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Mar. 2021 Vucevic hit a short jump hook, drained an 18-foot jumper and then found Okeke in the corner for another 3. Roy Parry, orlandosentinel.com, 19 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of jump hook

1982, in the meaning defined above

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“Jump hook.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jump%20hook. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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