shoot baskets

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: to practice scoring goals in basketball
She is outside shooting baskets.

Examples of shoot baskets in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bobby was Arizona State’s all-time basketball assist leader and used to take his son to the park to shoot baskets. Eric Sondheimer Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 7 June 2021 Kota Benson was a rising basketball star on the Tohono O'Odham reservation, before COVID-19 derailed his basketball journey. COVID-19 shut down his sophomore season, a year in which Benson couldn't even get inside the Baboquivari High gymnasium in Sells to shoot baskets. Richard Obert, The Arizona Republic, 21 Feb. 2023 Sometimes Mazzulla would appear in McClanaghan’s office during bathroom breaks wearing his shirt, tie, and dress shoes, and ask to shoot baskets. Adam Himmelsbach, BostonGlobe.com, 27 Oct. 2022 Then the group visited the nearby Pueblo Del Rio housing project to shoot baskets with kids on dilapidated backboards featuring rims without nets. Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, 21 July 2022 At one end of the 1,086 foot-long building workers on break could shoot baskets. Michael E. Kanell, ajc, 9 June 2022 That first summer of 2018 at Saint Joseph’s old gym, Tyree Mitchell came to shoot baskets with Jackson, his former teammate. Dom Amore, courant.com, 19 Nov. 2021 And his two-and-half-year old son likes to play with trucks, shoot baskets at a mini-hoop, swing the Wiffle ball bat and participate in neighborhood kickball games. Tim Casey, Forbes, 9 Sep. 2021 Springstead, the mother of the volatile 15-year-old, stood under the shade near her porch recently, watching her son shoot baskets, then jump on the trampoline — attempts to burn off some energy. Robin Erb and Carter Barrett, Detroit Free Press, 2 July 2021

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“Shoot baskets.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shoot%20baskets. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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