set shot

noun

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 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, SFChronicle.com, "Were the 2016-17 Warriors the NBA’s best ever? Here are the contenders," 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, "Everything to know about Metallica's drive-in concert," 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, "Cleveland State basketball’s unique recruiting class highly regarded, tops in Horizon League," 19 Apr. 2020 The problem is centers such as Drummond are viewed almost like the two-handed set shot. Terry Pluto, cleveland, "Good or bad fit, Cleveland Cavaliers smart to find out about Andre Drummond," 8 Feb. 2020 Portland native Ryan Crouser threw 75 feet, 1 ¾ inches to win silver in a record-setting shot put final, finishing one centimeter behind gold medalist Joe Kovacs and tying with New Zealand’s Tomas Walsh. Alex Castle For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Nike Oregon Project’s Sifan Hassan wins 1,500 title for her second gold at track world championships; Ryan Crouser takes silver in shot put," 6 Oct. 2019 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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First Known Use of set shot

1937, in the meaning defined above

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17 Oct 2020

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“Set shot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/set%20shot. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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