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 The Raptors’ defense reduced Antetokounmpo to an erratic jump shooter. BostonGlobe.com, "The Knicks’ home opener against the Celtics on Oct. 26 was surreal, and that had little to do with the outcome.," 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, "North Carolina Will Go as Far as Cole Anthony Can Take It in 2019-20," 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, "Klay Thompson's New Deal Helps Warriors Cope With Loss of Kevin Durant," 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, "Gifted Celtic Robert Williams remains a work in progress," 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, "Culture Over Tanking: Why Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving Chose the Nets," 30 June 2019 His strength, smarts and scoring touch are all real positives, but Williams is going to have to make big strides as a jump shooter to stick around. Jeremy Woo, SI.com, "2019 NBA Draft Big Board 7.0: Top 100 Prospect Rankings," 5 June 2019 Brown needs to become a much better jump shooter to maximize his talent. Jeremy Woo, SI.com, "2018 NBA Mock Draft 9.0: Trade Speculation Heats Up," 10 June 2018 Sexton is a willing pull-up jump shooter who manufactures space with an advanced array of dribbling moves capable of fazing the limited set of defenders not susceptible to his blow-bys. The Crossover Staff, SI.com, "NBA Draft Debate: Which Guard Would You Draft First?," 19 June 2018

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1947, in the meaning defined above

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“Jump shooter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jump%20shooter. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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