set shot


Definition of set shot

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

Examples of set shot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rhyan also set shot put and discus records while attending San Juan Hills High School (Calif.) and qualified to play for the feeder team for the Olympic USA rugby team. Rob Reischel, Forbes, 30 Apr. 2022 Players typically played beneath, not above, the rim, and the two-handed set shot and layups were more common than the gravity-defying moves displayed by today's players. Alan Morrell, USA TODAY, 26 Jan. 2022 The set shot all the way to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, giving the group their first of four leaders. Hugh Mcintyre, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2021 A year ago, that jumper felt more like a set shot, complete with an awkward hitch at the top of its release. Josh Newman, The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 Mar. 2021 Costello, who won NBA titles as a player and coach and was one of the last to use the two-handed set shot, has died. Bruce Jenkins,, 3 Oct. 2020 The show will be a full set shot specially for the Encore Drive-In Nights Series, at a location near Metallica's Northern California headquarters and subsequently edited and mixed by their award-winning production team. Ed Masley, The Arizona Republic, 10 Aug. 2020 If this new rule passes, the four-year, one-school player will go the way of the two-handed set shot. Terry Pluto, cleveland, 19 Apr. 2020 The problem is centers such as Drummond are viewed almost like the two-handed set shot. Terry Pluto, cleveland, 8 Feb. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of set shot

1937, in the meaning defined above

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3 May 2022

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“Set shot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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