Definition of hook shot in English:

hook shot

Syllabification: hook shot


  • A one-handed shot in which a player extends one arm out to the side and over the head toward the basket.
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    • 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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