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hook shot

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Definition of hook shot in English:

noun

Basketball
A twisting shot started with the player’s back to the basket, and completed as they pivot round towards the basket.
Example sentences
  • The image of Magic Johnson rolling across the lane and launching a hook shot over Boston's big three is one of the most famous in basketball history.
  • Just as in a hook shot in basketball, stiffening the wrist will control the ball and throwing softly helps as well.
  • And that was Erick Dampier on the other end during the same game, backing in for a hook shot and even looking graceful as he made the shot.

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