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4 Keys to Shooting a “Floater”

Floaters are an alternative to layups to finish a shot over a taller player, in between the three point line and the net. Check out Elite Hoops Basketball tutorial on how to shoot floaters. 

How to Shoot a Floater

  1. From the top of the key, act as if a defender is guarding your non-dominate hip and a post player is coming toward you from the net

  2. Keep your head up and drive towards the net and decide if you want to jump off of one or two feet - your jump should be completely vertical so you don't draw a foul

  3. While jumping, shoot the ball high over the defenders' fingers with a soft touch

  4. Follow through with your hand until the ball is in the net

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