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With a lot of trick shots you end up just throwing the ball. But this keeps the integrity of a jump shot. You're just shooting it in reverse.

Set your feet facing away from the basket. You have to get your legs into the shot, so bend your knees. Hold the ball just like you would on a regular shot. Arch your back a little, bring the ball over your head, and instead of flicking your wrist forward, flick it backward.

When I was in seventh grade, I was playing [tournaments] with high schoolers, and Diana Taurasi was playing on the next court over. It was the first time I had ever seen her play. And in a game, she actually took a backward shot like this and made it!

Photo: Illustration by Andrew Roberts

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