Author(s): Dave Hopla
NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan put it best: "You miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take." With "Basketball Shooting" as your coach, you can hit the court with confidence in your ability to make any shot from anywhere on the court. Shooting is an art, and in this special book and DVD package, professional shooting coach Dave Hopla presents the same skills and strategies that have made him one of the world's most sought-after experts. Covering long-range three-pointers, midrange jumpers, bank shots, and free-throw shots, Coach Hopla pulls from his extensive coaching experience--which includes stops in the NBA and with multiple international squads--to help you master every element of a correct shot. In addition, you'll learn over 20 drills to help you perfect the techniques you need to hit shots from anywhere. Before you hit the court for your next game, turn to "Basketball Shooting "and take your game to new heights.
Dave Hopla has been the shooting coach for the Washington Wizards and Toronto Raptors. He is considered by many to be the top shooter in the world, regularly knocking down 495 out of 500 shots. Hopla has held shooting camps all over the world and regularly travels with the NBA for the NBA Without Borders program. After he joined the Raptors in 2006, Toronto increased its team shooting percentage every month, from 44.2 in November 2006 to 47.5 in January 2007. They also increased their three-point shooting percentage from 30 in November 2006 to 40 in January 2007. In 2007, Dave was hired by the Washington Wizards as an assistant coach for player development. While in Washington, the Wizards shot a franchise best from the free-throw line. Dave has worked with many NBA, college, and high school teams and players, including Chris Bosh, Gilbert Arenas, Ben Gordon, Rip Hamilton, Kevin Love, Brandon Jennings, Ray Allen, and Kobe Bryant, as well as several WNBA players, including Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird