Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1978

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

First Advisor

Neil Hattlestad

Abstract

Two-hundred and twenty successful and 143 unsuccessful free throw attempts, performed by 20 members of the South Dakota State University men's varsity basketball team, were photographed. Components of each trial which were analyzed included: (1) angle of release, (2) angle of entry, (3) height of the arch, (4) horizontal distance of the point of release from the highest point of the arch, (5) horizontal distance of the highest point of the arch to the front of the rim, and (6) height of the release. The mean and standard deviation values for each component were determined. A correlation analysis revealed that of the 15 possible correlations between the components, 14 were significant at the .05 level. Through the use of a discriminant function analysis procedure, it was found that knowledge of the horizontal distance of the point of release from the highest point of the arch could be used to predict the outcome of free throw attempts at an accuracy level of 66.9 percent.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Basketball
South Dakota State University -- Basketball

Format

application/pdf

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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