Back with another basketball probability question. I found the following basketball question:

Two Shot Spot: Contestants can pick any spot on the court and take a shot at the basket. They then have to shoot from the exact same spot at the opposite basket on the court.

I thought about which spot I would choose. The answer is that I would choose the half court line. This means that I have to make 2 out of 2 half-court shots.

Which spot would you choose? Is there one that makes more sense than the half court line to start with?

Thanks as always for your input

But if you shoot the first shot from underneath the basket, then the 2nd shot will be a full court shot because you have to shoot the other basket from the spot where you shot the first shot.

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But if you shoot the first shot from underneath the basket, then the 2nd shot will be a full court shot because you have to shoot the other basket from the spot where you shot the first shot.

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Yup missed the second half of that sentence

Quote:sevenHey everyone

Back with another basketball probability question. I found the following basketball question:

Two Shot Spot: Contestants can pick any spot on the court and take a shot at the basket. They then have to shoot from the exact same spot at the opposite basket on the court.

I thought about which spot I would choose. The answer is that I would choose the half court line. This means that I have to make 2 out of 2 half-court shots.

Which spot would you choose? Is there one that makes more sense than the half court line to start with?

Thanks as always for your input

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Correct. Two halfcourt shots. Unless there is additional information. Like outside with wind. I have made consecutive halfcourt shots many times (disclaimer…. most gyms have a smaller full court, thus shorter halfcourt than a regulation NBA court ). After making one there certainly is increased ‘pressure’ to make the second.

Quote:SOOPOOQuote:sevenHey everyone

Back with another basketball probability question. I found the following basketball question:

Two Shot Spot: Contestants can pick any spot on the court and take a shot at the basket. They then have to shoot from the exact same spot at the opposite basket on the court.

I thought about which spot I would choose. The answer is that I would choose the half court line. This means that I have to make 2 out of 2 half-court shots.

Which spot would you choose? Is there one that makes more sense than the half court line to start with?

Thanks as always for your input

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Correct. Two halfcourt shots. Unless there is additional information. Like outside with wind. I have made consecutive halfcourt shots many times (disclaimer…. most gyms have a smaller full court, thus shorter halfcourt than a regulation NBA court ). After making one there certainly is increased ‘pressure’ to make the second.

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What would be your guess on the probability of you making a half court shot? My gut says that it is better to take the first shot where you have a higher probability to make it. Maybe at the arc of the 3 point shot where maybe you can make 30%.

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Back with another basketball probability question. I found the following basketball question:

Two Shot Spot: Contestants can pick any spot on the court and take a shot at the basket. They then have to shoot from the exact same spot at the opposite basket on the court.

I thought about which spot I would choose. The answer is that I would choose the half court line. This means that I have to make 2 out of 2 half-court shots.

Which spot would you choose? Is there one that makes more sense than the half court line to start with?

Thanks as always for your input

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Correct. Two halfcourt shots. Unless there is additional information. Like outside with wind. I have made consecutive halfcourt shots many times (disclaimer…. most gyms have a smaller full court, thus shorter halfcourt than a regulation NBA court ). After making one there certainly is increased ‘pressure’ to make the second.

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What would be your guess on the probability of you making a half court shot? My gut says that it is better to take the first shot where you have a higher probability to make it. Maybe at the arc of the 3 point shot where maybe you can make 30%.

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On a real NBA court I’ll make the ‘top of the key’ shot 70-75% of the time. And the shot towards the other basket 0% of the time. Just can’t reach. I’m guessing now for me to even reach on a real NBA halfcourt shot it is a heave, not a shot. Certainly less than 1%. A halfcourt shot is around 45 feet. From 30 feet I’d guess I am over 10%. Probably around 35 feet I drop off precipitously.

Quote:SOOPOOOn a real NBA court I’ll make the ‘top of the key’ shot 70-75% of the time. And the shot towards the other basket 0% of the time. Just can’t reach. I’m guessing now for me to even reach on a real NBA halfcourt shot it is a heave, not a shot. Certainly less than 1%. A halfcourt shot is around 45 feet. From 30 feet I’d guess I am over 10%. Probably around 35 feet I drop off precipitously.

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I'm pretty sure halfcourt is 41'9" to the center of the basket in the NBA and college, and "supposed to be" 36'9" feet, but can be as short as 31'9", in high school.

Of course, this is the distance from the center of the midcourt line to the center of the basket. As you move closer to the sidelines, the distance increases.

As for where I would shoot, the obvious answer is, the center of halfcourt, as it minimizes the distance of the longest shot.

I understood that the NBA court is 94x50 feet and the FIBA court is 91.9x 49.2 feet.

NBA 3 point arc is 23.75 ft

FIBA 3 point arc is 22.15 ft

Quote:acesideI googled for the basketball shooting accuracy as a function of shooting distance and found a few research papers there. They are mostly statistics on NBA players.

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Not really relevant. As those are in the flow of a game and while being guarded. (I didn’t read the papers, but made an assumption).

The vast majority of NBA 3 pointers are on jump shots. A set shot is MUCH easier if no one is playing defense.

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Back with another basketball probability question. I found the following basketball question:

Two Shot Spot: Contestants can pick any spot on the court and take a shot at the basket. They then have to shoot from the exact same spot at the opposite basket on the court.

I thought about which spot I would choose. The answer is that I would choose the half court line. This means that I have to make 2 out of 2 half-court shots.

Which spot would you choose? Is there one that makes more sense than the half court line to start with?

Thanks as always for your input

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Correct. Two halfcourt shots. Unless there is additional information. Like outside with wind. I have made consecutive halfcourt shots many times (disclaimer…. most gyms have a smaller full court, thus shorter halfcourt than a regulation NBA court ). After making one there certainly is increased ‘pressure’ to make the second.

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What would be your guess on the probability of you making a half court shot? My gut says that it is better to take the first shot where you have a higher probability to make it. Maybe at the arc of the 3 point shot where maybe you can make 30%.

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On a real NBA court I’ll make the ‘top of the key’ shot 70-75% of the time. And the shot towards the other basket 0% of the time. Just can’t reach. I’m guessing now for me to even reach on a real NBA halfcourt shot it is a heave, not a shot. Certainly less than 1%. A halfcourt shot is around 45 feet. From 30 feet I’d guess I am over 10%. Probably around 35 feet I drop off precipitously.

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How much further is it from the top of the key to half court?

BTW, I am very impressed with your basketball prowess.

Quote:ChumpChangeI'd do a sky hook from the right corner.

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And then what? The 2nd shot?

Quote:DRichHow much further is it from the top of the key to half court?

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In the NBA and college, it is 22 feet from the top of the key to half court. In high school, it is usually 17 feet. In international play, it is 6.4m, which is about 21 feet.