from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Basketball A shot made by a player at the highest point of a jump. Also called jumper1.
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- n. A shot in which the player releases the ball at the highest point of a jump.
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- n. (basketball) a player releases the basketball at the high point of a jump
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Instead I had my best game ever in those six minutes of that fourth quarter, pulling down a couple of rebounds, hitting a jump shot and two free throws, until we had managed to tie the score with about a minute left, at which point our team got a steal and we began to run up the court for a three-on-one fast break.
But Boston’s Emmett Bryant stole the inbounds pass, and after a missed jump shot and follow-up rebound, the Celtics called timeout with seven seconds left.
Georgia Tech (14-5, 3-3 ACC) got its last lead on Iman Shumpert's jump shot with 1: 27 left.