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    Xavier Thames' Jump-Shot

    Watch Xavier Thames jump-shot on XavierThames.net. Am I the only person who notices a big problem with his jumper?
    Try and figure out what it is, whoever does gets rep.



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    Re: Xavier Thames' Jump-Shot

    He doesn't go up and shoot in one motion, he hesitates in the air and then shoots the ball.

    I used to do the same thing and it drove my coach crazy.



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    Re: Xavier Thames' Jump-Shot

    his release looks like it is after the peak of his jump. He is on his way down when he releases.


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    Re: Xavier Thames' Jump-Shot

    You're both right, there's definitely a hitch and the ball doesn't seem to be released when you expect it. I also notice that he's always jumping toward the basket rather than going vertical. There will be lots of charging calls on him if he can't stop and pop.


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    Re: Xavier Thames' Jump-Shot

    Quote Originally Posted by CyinCo View Post
    his release looks like it is after the peak of his jump. He is on his way down when he releases.
    While those are both problems, they're not his main ones...hint: Feet in the Snow.



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    Re: Xavier Thames' Jump-Shot

    Quote Originally Posted by cyismydog View Post
    While those are both problems, they're not his main ones...hint: Feet in the Snow.
    He's not straight up and down when he shoots? Is that what that means?


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    Re: Xavier Thames' Jump-Shot

    Starts his shot too low(trouble getting it off in college)...should come out of that as he gets stronger.



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    Re: Xavier Thames' Jump-Shot

    Quote Originally Posted by djkent01 View Post
    You're both right, there's definitely a hitch and the ball doesn't seem to be released when you expect it. I also notice that he's always jumping toward the basket rather than going vertical. There will be lots of charging calls on him if he can't stop and pop.
    Cha-Ching!!!
    I'm having my doubts about his shooting. The feet are the biggest problem. They end up 3 ft closer to the basket than where they started, a definite no-no which will lead to lots of charging fouls.



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    Quote Originally Posted by kg-cyclone View Post
    Starts his shot too low(trouble getting it off in college)...should come out of that as he gets stronger.
    That too....he will need to work on a lot of things at ISU/ WSU or wherever he goes to college.



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    Re: Xavier Thames' Jump-Shot

    Quote Originally Posted by cyismydog View Post
    Cha-Ching!!!
    I'm having my doubts about his shooting. The feet are the biggest problem. They end up 3 ft closer to the basket than where they started, a definite no-no which will lead to lots of charging fouls.

    And you just know we would get called for them every time.



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    Re: Xavier Thames' Jump-Shot

    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    And you just know we would get called for them every time.
    Hey, we're Iowa State after all.



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    Re: Xavier Thames' Jump-Shot

    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    And you just know we would get called for them every time.
    Would they call the foul on him or on Bryan Peterson?


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    Re: Xavier Thames' Jump-Shot

    He didnt look all that impressive in the couple videos i watched. How many stars does he have next to his name?


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    Quote Originally Posted by ripvdub View Post
    He didnt look all that impressive in the couple videos i watched. How many stars does he have next to his name?
    3, and if he moves up 15 or so spots, he will be a 4-star.



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