jump shooter


Definition of jump shooter 

: a basketball player who makes jump shots

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The difference between Kidd-Gilchrist and Bridges is Bridges has offensive skills, particularly as a jump shooter, that Kidd-Gilchrist lacks. Rick Bonnell, charlotteobserver, "Why Charlotte Hornets' roster 'clutter' could be bad news for Michael Kidd-Gilchrist," 7 July 2018 Projectable, sound jump shooter (41.3% from three). Heather Boehm, SI.com, "Bulls Select Wendell Carter Jr. with No. 7 Pick in 2018 NBA Draft," 21 June 2018 Brown needs to become a much better jump shooter to maximize his talent. OregonLive.com, "NBA mock drafts 2018: Latest projections for Oregon's Troy Brown Jr.," 7 June 2018 Raw, but has shown some offensive ability with a solid free-throw shooting percentage and showing potential as a jump shooter. Detroit Free Press, "NBA mock draft 1.0: Where do MSU's Jaren Jackson, Miles Bridges land?," 20 May 2018 Singles hitters have almost become baseball’s version of the mid-range jump shooter in the NBA, statistically marginalized. Jorge L. Ortiz, USA TODAY, "Ichiro Suzuki: The last of his kind in home run era," 3 May 2018 The 6-foot-5 guard has a playground grit about his game that is good for a team that can fall into the trap of being a finesse team of long-range jump shooters. Terry Pluto, cleveland.com, "Cleveland Cavaliers: Looking at Isaiah-Kyrie deal, loving Jordan Clarkson -- Terry Pluto," 1 Apr. 2018 His size is ideal for a lead guard, but Carr lacks elite burst and leaping ability, making him more of a jump shooter who otherwise relies on craft. Jeremy Woo, SI.com, "Which NBA Draft Prospects Impressed During the Big Ten Tournament?," 5 Mar. 2018 His quick feet, 7-foot wingspan and 43-inch vertical leap allow him to smother ball-handlers and close on jump shooters on the wing. Jeff Duncan, NOLA.com, "Tulane's Melvin Frazier: Overlooked recruit to NBA Draft prospect," 1 Mar. 2018

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1947, in the meaning defined above

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