If you follow the NBA and have a passion for becoming a better basketball player, you would know that Ray Allen is arguably one of the greatest shooters that has ever played the game. Not only is he great in the regular season, but he also steps up his play when it matters most in the playoffs. These are his career stats during the regular season vs the playoffs. FG% .421 vs .447, 3PT GF% .313 vs .402, FT% .733 vs .896. Those stats are just incredible. So how does he get so good? Practice. If you listen to interviews with him he focuses so much on his form, repitition, persistence and confidence.
Here is one of the basketball shooting drills
that Ray Allen routinely practices.
The most important thing you need to remember in this drill is to bend your knees, get good lift in your jump shot and always follow through and hold it. Remember that you should be consistent with how you shoot the ball. Never change your shot regardless of how big, small, slow or fast your defender is.
The first drill Ray calls +1 -2. Use this drill to improve your midrange jump shot. Your first shot will me taken from the left shoulder of the key, when you've taken the shot either slide the other opposite shoulder or run around the top of key. When you get there take another shot and repeat this. For every point you score it counts as 1 and for every miss it's -2. To win you need to reach 10 points and to be disqualified you need to get to -10.
The other important drill you should practice as a shooter is shooting coming off a screen. Start on the baseline and pretend to come off a screen, plant your pivot foot and curl towards the basket. When your squared up with the ring explode up and release your shot. Practice this on both sides of the court.
To become a great player it's not all about scoring. Remember to practice your basketball dribbling drills
and defensive drills just as often. Having a great well rounded game is better than just being a good scorer and nothing else.