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RANK

ATHLETE

LEAGUE

PERCENTAGE

1

Elena Delle Donne

WNBA

.9384

2

Stephen Curry

NBA

.9069

3

Steve Nash

NBA

.9043

4

Mark Price

NBA

.9039

5

Kayla McBride

WNBA

.8996

6

Tiffany Mitchell

WNBA

.8987

7

Becky Hammon

WNBA

.8968

8

Peja Stojaković

NBA

.8948

9

Chauncey Billups

NBA

.8940

10

Ray Allen

NBA

.8939

The Short

To increase your free throw percentage, you’re going to have to spend the time working on it. However, provided below are some commonalities and ways to improve your free throw shooting.

 

Have a routine

Keep it simple and short

Try to mimic or recreate a game-like atmosphere

Use visualization

  • the process of creating a mental image or intention of what you want to happen or feel in reality.

Use positive self-talk or performance cues

  • Self-Talk Examples: “You’ve got this”, “Swish”, “It’s going in!”
  • Performance Cues Examples: “Elbow In”, “Follow Through”