jump hook

noun

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 The jump hook is one of the best moves in Zizic’s low-post arsenal. Cameron Fields, cleveland, "Ante Zizic couldn’t crack the rotation due to injuries and competition during 2019-20 season: Cleveland Cavaliers Season Review," 13 July 2020 Antetokounmpo ripped off eight points in the first four minutes of the third quarter, including a three-pointer on one possession followed by a drive on Williamson the next that ended in a couple pivots and a jump hook. Matt Velazquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Bucks 120, Pelicans 108: The first Giannis-Zion clash goes in the veteran's favor," 4 Feb. 2020 Hakeem had the Dream Shake, the jump hook and the blocked shot. Mark Medina, USA TODAY, "How Rockets' James Harden has set NBA records, changed game and ignored criticism," 16 Dec. 2019 Then Aron Baynes, who missed Phoenix's entire four-game road trip with a calf strain, hit a jump hook over the smaller Andrew Wiggins to put the Suns up 113-98 with 3:48 left. Duane Rankin, azcentral, "Dario Saric provides boost as Suns return home to beat Timberwolves," 9 Dec. 2019 Cauley-Stein maneuvered into the lane, turned and dropped home a jump hook over Oklahoma City’s Steven Adams. Steve Kroner, SFChronicle.com, "Warriors’ Willie Cauley-Stein and Thunder’s Steven Adams represent old-school centers," 25 Nov. 2019 This guy not playing with effort, shooting a fadeaway jump hook. Tim Brown, oregonlive, "Charles Barkley says Portland Trail Blazers should trade for Kevin Love and more from the NBA on TNT crew," 8 Nov. 2019 Maybe your vitamin includes free throws or corner threes or pull-ups or jump hooks or turnarounds. Lee Jenkins, SI.com, "The Island of Kawhi: Leonard gives second wind to Spurs' dynasty," 14 Mar. 2016 Capela works with Lucas on free throws and jump hooks, footwork and follow-throughs. Jonathan Feigen, San Francisco Chronicle, "Rockets center Clint Capela sees his quest for greatness paying off," 13 May 2018

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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 25 Sep. 2020.

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