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JumpUSA.com Tip: Of course, basketball shooting drills with the ball will also perfect your shooting technique. Begin with your feet shoulder width apart. Extend both arms straight over your head, shoulder width apart. The elbows are straight and point forward. Bend your wrists backward as far as you can and balance the ball on the fingertips of your shooting hand. Place the elbow of your shooting arm a few inches inward toward your face. The shoulders and body should remain facing forward. You may have to slightly rotate your forearm to the outside to gain more comfort. Flick your wrist so the ball goes about a foot in the air. Catch the ball with your fingertips and repeat the drill. Practice the drill for two minutes at a time. Repeat it with the opposite hand.