Utah's Jordan Loveridge has a great-looking shot
You've probably heard basketball purists fuss that attention to the fundamentals – especially the correct way to actually shoot the leather – has long been forgotten and overlooked.
What once was common from past greats like Larry Bird, Willis Reed and Alex English, the high-release shot form is being kept alive by just a few in today’s game, and Utah’s Jordan Loveridge is among this select group.
The sophomore, who scored a game-high 21 points against No. 10 Oregon (albeit in a heartbreaking overtime loss), opened the Pac-12 men’s basketball regular season with a strong shooting performance that reminded everyone he has great form and a great touch. The video above shows a handful of his made jump shots.
And while it isn’t to say that Loveridge has the best shooting form in the college game, you could argue it is one of the prettiest and most mature looking shots when compared to his peers.
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Playing the role of Larry Krystkowiak's go-to player on the wing, Loveridge is a player aspiring young gym rats should take notes on. The Utes forward works hard to get a good look by running off screens and using his size to knock down mid-range jumpers. It’s nearly impossible to block a shot like Loveridge’s and it lends itself to making him more dangerous, as he can pass and shoot over defenders with ease.