jump shooter

noun

: a basketball player who makes jump shots

Examples of jump shooter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And after turning his knee, Embiid resigned himself as more of a jump shooter, with shots falling well short due to his first half injury. Kristian Winfield, Hartford Courant, 21 Apr. 2024 New Suns guard Damion Lee fouled a jump shooter Sunday. Duane Rankin, The Arizona Republic, 5 Oct. 2022 The junior jump shooter finished with 35 points, nearly 10 over his league-leading 25.6 average. Scott Springer, The Enquirer, 26 Feb. 2022 DeRozan is gone now, as is fellow volume jump shooter LaMarcus Aldridge. Jeff McDonald, San Antonio Express-News, 16 Oct. 2021 Pacquiao had become the boxing equivalent of a jump shooter who couldn’t get to his spot. Dylan Hernández Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 22 Aug. 2021 The 6-foot-6, 210-pound Kuminga flashed a lot of impressive tools with G-League Ignite, including incredible athleticism and the potential to be a quality jump shooter. Tim Bielik, cleveland, 18 June 2021 Cheeks ran the floor with a cool, selfless demeanor, and Toney was such a deadly jump shooter around this time, he should have been arrested ... Bruce Jenkins, SFChronicle.com, 3 Oct. 2020 The Raptors’ defense reduced Antetokounmpo to an erratic jump shooter. BostonGlobe.com, 3 Nov. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of jump shooter was in 1947

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“Jump shooter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jump%20shooter. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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