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# How do you shoot a 3 pointer?

Updated: 9/28/2023

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13y ago

a field goal worth 3 points because the shooter had both feet on the floor behind the 3-point line when he released the ball also counts if one foot is behind the line while the other is in the air.

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Very carefully.

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### How many points do you score for a basket?

It all depends on where you shoot from. If you shoot anywhere inside the 3 pointer line during play, it will be counted as a 2 pointer. However, if you shoot outside of the 3 pointer line, then its counted as a 3 pointer. If you are fouled and get the shot in from the free throw line, you get 1 point.

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### How long is a 3 pointer?

depending from where you shoot from the court. its either 18/19 from the side and 25+ from centre court

### When in basketball do you earn a three pointer?

When you shoot from the three pointer line which is behind the foul line.

### Why are there 2 half circles close together on college basketball courts?

This is because some have the college 3 pointer AND the Pro 3 pointer.

### How do you make threes in basketball?

If you mean litterly then you cant make threes. If you mean a 3 pointer then you stand on the 3 point line and shoot the ball in the basketball hoop!!

### How many points do you get for a long range shot in basketball?

a two point shot is anything inside the 3 point line. anything outside the 3 point line is a you guessed it a three pointer ,and if you shoot from behind the half court line its a 4 pointer

### How can you find out the ideal angle to shoot a three pointer?

Talk to Mrs.Hunt dude :(

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### When do you have to take the ball back behind the foul line in a basketball?

When you get fouled within the 3 point line you shoot 2 shots behind the free throw line. If you get fouled on a 3 pointer you get 3.

### If you shoot a two pointer in basketball and fall in three does it count as three?

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### Where does Dwight howard shoot also how does what angle does he shoot it on?

Dwight howard shoots the ball on the three pointer he shoots it on a right angle of the circle