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NBA Basketball 101: Learning how to shoot off the dribble like Stephen Curry

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Last month we learned some tools on how to become a better catch-and-shoot threat on the basketball court.

This month, we'll take a look at how we can improve our shot off the dribble.

Some of the best scorers in the NBA have perfected the art of shooting off the dribble, but no one has been more effective than Stephen Curry.

Curry's blend of elite shooting and ball-handling has turned him into a matchup nightmare for opposing defenders.

In the month of April, Curry has entered the MVP discussion with a scoring average of 37.3 points while shooting an efficient 52.7 percent from the field and 47.6 percent from 3-point range.

Of all the weapons offensively that Curry poses, it's his pull-up jump shot that opponents fear the most. No one has taken more pull-up 3s in the month of April than Curry, averaging 8.1 attempts per game on a 46.5 percent clip. He's been simply remarkable!

Jr. NBA Coach Jeremiah Boswell takes a look at one of Curry's highlight reel pull-up jump shots and gives us the tools to add it to our game in the video below.

Keep working at home and if you post a video of yourself doing the drill, make sure you use the #JrNBA.

Click the player above for the drill.

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