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How to Shoot Like Stephen Curry...and Score More Points

Updated on July 1, 2013

The Shotloc Shooting Tool (the secret to Stephen Curry's shooting touch)

Stephen Curry has become one of the best shooters in the NBA. His shooting touch is lethal and has elevated him as one of the top 20 players in the NBA at a very young age. His career percentage of .44% three point shooting ranks second only to Steve Kerr's .45%. However, Steve Kerr was a backup spot shooter who took significantly less shots per game then Stephen Curry. Bottom Line: Stephen Curry knows how to shoot a basketball and has mastered the art and science of the jump shot. You would be wise to mimic his textbook form and work ethic.

Stephen Curry's shooting form is simply perfect. For anyone who is new to learning the art and science of how to shoot a basketball, the internet is filled with a plethora of websites telling you how to shoot. ,The basic formula for shooting can be learned by following the acronym of B.E.E.F. which stands for Balance, Elbow, Eyes and Follow through. I shot 48% from the three point line in High School and College by using this formula for shooting (However, I was not a volume shooter like Mr. Curry and the three point line for High School and College is four feet closer to the rim). You will find the B.E.E.F formula taught in most of the websites demonstrating how to shoot. If you want to see Stephen Curry exemplify how to use the B.E.E.F fundamentals watch this clip on Youtube.

As I was perusing the internet and comparing stats and percentages (yeah, I'm a basketball geek) I came across the Shotloc basketball training tool that enhances shooting accuracy by correctly aligning hand and ball placement. I continued to investigate and was surprised to see Mr. Curry marketing the product. I was a bit skeptical at first because these guys get paid to market products. However, after hours of convincing research I was moved to purchase this piece of equipment to help my shooting touch (I may be old but I still can get buckets). It looks like the Shotloc basketball training tool is the perfect complimentary tool to improve your accuracy during basketball shooting drills. Listen to what the best shooter in the NBA has to say about it...

Shoot the Basketball Perfectly - You can wear the Shotloc during practice and shooting drills

Shotloc Basketball Training Tool
Shotloc Basketball Training Tool

This tool helps make perfect shooting mechanics second nature.


Quotes About Stephen Curry

- "You just pray when he shoots it that it don't go in." Dwyane Wade, Player for the Miami Heat.

- " [Stephen Curry] is the best shooter in the world." Charles Barkley, Basketball Hall of Fame.

- "It was like playing against Michael Jordan." Greg Popovich, Coach of San Antonio Spurs.

ShotLoc Review by NBA Star Stephen Curry - I couldn't believe how natural his shots looked while wearing the Shotloc

Notice how Stephen Curry tucks the Shotloc in his shorts when he is done using it (1:23)

Become a Clutch Shooter

The shotloc basketball training tool has been scientifically proven to increase shooting percentage and accuracy for free throw shooting. If you are no stranger to basketball, you realize that certain principles enhance and hinder your chances from making a shot. Many players learn bad mechanics which hurt their shooting performance for life. Some notable mistakes are pinching of the fingers while shooting, allowing the ball to sit in the palm of your hand, and flicking your hand to the side after the ball is released. The shotloc basketball training tool solves all these problems and helps correct bad shooting habits for players who were taught wrong. This is the perfect tool for a coach to purchase for basketball camp or a parent to buy for their son or daughter.

By looking at the picture you can tell how the fingers are perfectly positioned for ball control and how the tool is engineered to elevate the ball from touching you palm.

The Shotloc training tool has several advantages:

  • Helps you position your fingers for ball control
  • Keeps the ball elevated off your palm to avoid shot putting or throwing the ball
  • Allows you to train during live play, your driveway, or during basketball shooting drills
  • Gives your hand muscle memory retention to help you shoot perfectly after the tool is removed
  • Become a great shooter is a result of hours of practice shooting the right way. Anyone who tells you they know how to improve your shooting without hours in the gym or driveway doesn't know much about shooting a basketball. The Shotloc training tool enhances your workout experience and is great for young kids learning the fundamentals of shooting.
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Shoot the Basketball Better

Shotloc Basketball Training Tool
Shotloc Basketball Training Tool

This tool will enhance your shooting percentage.


Shotloc Review by Stephen Curry - Can you believe that the Shotloc also improves your ball handling

Notice how Stephen Curry is dribbling full court before he shoots the basketball. The Shotloc does not hinder your dribbling mechanics it actually enhances it due to the same engineering that improves your shooting: keep the ball on your fingertips and off your palm..

Choosing the best Three Point Clutch Shooter - Yeah, I Went There

Making a three pointer with the game on the line is entirely different than making it in the 1st three quarters. My buddies and I debate this vigoursly so I decided to include you in the debate.

Who would you rather have to take the game winning three point shot

Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry

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    • Inspector7 4 years ago

      @GregoryMoore: Good argument. What about the clutch gene? It seems that Durant has performed in big moments. 

    • Gregory Moore 4 years ago from Louisville, KY

      Gotta be Stephen Curry. With a career average of 44.6% for three point shooting, he beats Kevin Durant's 37.3% career average.

    Kevin Durant

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      Shotloc versus the Competitors

      I was amazed when I read this study

      The Shotloc training tool is not the only tool that promises to enhance your shooting performance. The Naypalm, Jayglove, and Shooters Fork are also notable basketball shooting training tools. The Shotloc is superior to all of these training tools due to its design that keeps the fingers in the right position and keeps the ball off the palm. The competitors single out one of these required principles to enhance shooting performance, however, the Shotloc is the only training tool that combines them both. The Shotloc training tool comes with instructions and a shooting chart to help you get started with perfecting your shot.

      Read the scientific study (page 58) proving the shotloc significantly improves a players free throw percentage. .

      Basketball Shooting Helps - These tools will help you shoot like Stephen Curry

      Shotloc Basketball Training Tool
      Shotloc Basketball Training Tool

      This tool comes in several colors.

      SKLZ Rain Maker - Trajectory & Rebounding Basketball Trainer
      SKLZ Rain Maker - Trajectory & Rebounding Basketball Trainer

      This tool fits on your basketball rim and really focuses on the arc of your shot.

      SKLZ Shoot-Around - Basketball Ball Return Trainer
      SKLZ Shoot-Around - Basketball Ball Return Trainer

      No more running after the ball after you make a shot. Increase your shooting repetitions in less time.


      What kind of basketball player were you in H.S. or College

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          Inspector7 4 years ago

          @GregoryMoore: Well at least you were good at something. 

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          Gregory Moore 4 years ago from Louisville, KY

          Not a very good one. I did better with balls you kick!

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          Inspector7 4 years ago

          @steverayg13: You and me both. Maybe I could have made it to the league (wishful thinking)

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          steverayg13 4 years ago

          Great lens! Why couldn't this stuff existed when I was in junior high?