set shot

noun

Definition of set shot 

: a two-handed shot in basketball taken from a stationary position

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Aldrich wanted to make sure the reporter understood that in the small world of Hawaii athletics, Te’o-Nesheim was a huge star, one of the best football players of his generation and a record-setting shot-putter. Les Bowen, Philly.com, "A funny draft story turned sad with the death of former Eagle Daniel Te'o-Nesheim," 23 Apr. 2018 Giant Hoosier basketball arenas are the sanctuaries of the set shot, the parishes of the pick-and-roll and the altars of the alley-oop. Fred D. Cavinder, Indianapolis Star, "Indiana gyms are a testament to the state's devotion to basketball," 21 Mar. 2018 Lopez obviously isn’t the right fit for teams who want mold-breaking dynamism out of their centers; an 18-foot set shot is about as ambitious as Lopez gets. Ben Golliver And Rob Mahoney, SI.com, "Top 100 NBA Players of 2018: Nos. 100-51," 12 Sep. 2017

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1937, in the meaning defined above

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