is a two-point shot attempt made by leaping from below, laying the ball up near the basket, and using one hand to bounce it off the backboard and into the basket. The motion and one-handed reach distinguish it from a jump shot. The layup is considered the most basic shot in basketball. When doing a layup, the player lifts the outside foot, or the foot away from the basket.
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The bio-mechanics of a lay up is in the legs and arms.
There are really three keys to the lay up shot in basketball. First, there is the dribble to the goal. Second, is the angle to the goal as the player leaves his/her feet. Finally, there is the release of the shot.
In the NBA, a layup is when the player takes FOUR steps towards the basket and leaves off one foot (usually opposite of shooting hand) and attempts to score a basket (backboard or no backboard). The term is the same in NCAA, and HS basketball just 2 steps instead of the NBA 4 stepper.
a lay up.
Depends on how and what you are comparing to with a basketball player. For example. "His lay up was so perfect it was like he the best basketball player ever to make such a shot."
it takes skills, i haven't mastered one yet.... and i need to 4 basketball season
There isn't a lap shot but there is a lay up shot which is where you take two steps and then shoot