jump hook

noun

Definition of jump hook 

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

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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 The 6-9 center uses his body to create space on the low block and is equally as lethal with both his passing and jump hooks. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, "Eight key players in the Final Four who can be difference-makers for their team," 27 Mar. 2018 The Rockets were often left taking uncharacteristic shots, from Trevor Ariza driving and shooting over defenders to Clint Capela going one-on-one and putting up jump hooks. Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle, "Rockets' 11-game win streak snapped by Spurs," 1 Apr. 2018 Reath has exquisite footwork in the low post, a killer up-and-under move, a sweet drop step, an ability to make quick decisions, can shoot jump hooks with either hand and doesn't hesitate swishing threes from the top of the key. Andrew Lopez, NOLA.com, "LSU counting on Duop Reath's efficiency in Tuesday night's game at Alabama," 12 Feb. 2018 Regulation ended tied 118-118, when Richardson, given the chance to play in isolation, was off with a short jump hook just before the fourth quarter buzzer. Ira Winderman, Sun-Sentinel.com, "James Johnson seizes control late as Heat outlast Nuggets 149-141 in 2OT," 20 Mar. 2018 With a Harden drive, the Rockets were within one before Horford put in baseline jump hook for a three-point lead heading into the final two minutes, when the Rockets' defense stepped up. Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle, "Rockets steal victory from Celtics, extend winning streak to 15 games," 3 Mar. 2018 Drummond missed a jump hook and the Magic tried to seal the win. Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Pistons playoff hopes take hit in loss to lowly Magic, 115-106," 2 Mar. 2018 Murphy was late coming over to help and Happ was able to get to the rim and score on a jump hook as Diedhiou appeared to lose his balance and fall away. Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin 73, Minnesota 63 (OT): Brevin Pritzl helps Badgers dominate Gophers in OT," 19 Feb. 2018

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1982, in the meaning defined above

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