It’s March. College basketball is everywhere. I’m not a big sports fan, but I really enjoy college basketball.
I’m always struck by the number of poor free throw shooters there are on most teams. Some shoot as low as 50-60%.
When games are often decided by less than 5 points, free throws can easily determine the winner.
And if that’s the case, I wonder why more players don’t do what’s necessary to excel at free throws.
Players know they’re going to have to shoot them in almost every game. They know exactly what the conditions will be – where they’ll stand, where the goal will be, what ball they’ll be using.
In other words, free throws are gimmies, they should be made 90% of the time. Games shouldn’t be lost because of missed free throws.
What’s your “free throw”?