jump shooter


Definition of jump shooter

: a basketball player who makes jump shots

Examples of jump shooter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 McDonald’s All-American is a capable jump shooter and has improved as a shooter from long-range. Emily Caron, SI.com, 18 Sep. 2019 Part of the price here is about identity, not just the fact that Thompson is one of the most prolific jump shooters ever to touch a basketball. Jeremy Woo, SI.com, 30 June 2019 Allen and the other coaches have worked with him on getting in and out of his screens efficiently, freeing him up to strike more quickly, either as a passer, a finisher or, maybe eventually, a jump shooter. Adam Himmelsbach, BostonGlobe.com, 12 July 2019 There are reasons to be optimistic that Durant will recover, not the least of which is that as a 7-foot jump shooter his game isn’t anchored to his ability to beat players off the dribble or up and down the floor. Chris Mannix, SI.com, 30 June 2019

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First Known Use of jump shooter

1947, in the meaning defined above

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2 Sep 2021

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“Jump shooter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jump%20shooter. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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