jump shot

noun

Definition of jump shot

: a shot in basketball made by jumping into the air and releasing the ball with one or both hands at the peak of the jump

Examples of jump shot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If his jump shot is legit, perhaps a double-big lineup of Clingan and Sanogo is sometimes used. Shreyas Laddha, Hartford Courant, 9 June 2022 Livingston is considered a streaky 3-point shooter, but his jump shot could be helped by having a point guard like Wheeler create good looks for him. Jon Hale, The Courier-Journal, 8 June 2022 The Sixers added another first-round draft pick as additional compensation, which turned into a massive overpay due to Fultz developing a shoulder injury, which led to him losing the touch on his jump shot. Morten Jensen, Forbes, 18 May 2022 Our staff started working on her developing her game away from the basket, focusing on her jump shot and her ability to put the ball on the floor. Matthew Vantryon, The Indianapolis Star, 22 Apr. 2022 Yet the rotation on his jump shot was as tightly wound as ever, leading some to wonder about the postseason possibilities still ahead for the Clippers. Andrew Greif, Los Angeles Times, 5 Apr. 2022 But Khan found Koras for a turnaround jump shot with 5:28 remaining for an 11-4 advantage that held up until halftime. Edward Lee, Baltimore Sun, 11 Apr. 2022 Irving drilled a 3 to break the tie, and Durant nailed a midrange jump shot to help Brooklyn retake control of the game and end the regular season on a four-game winning streak. James Boyd, The Indianapolis Star, 10 Apr. 2022 After De’Andre Hunter made a short jump shot with 36 seconds to play, coach Tyronn Lue wanted a timeout but said officials did not look at him, forcing the Clippers to play on the fly. Andrew Greif, Los Angeles Times, 11 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of jump shot

1948, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

23 Jun 2022

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“Jump shot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jump%20shot. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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