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How does cross-dominance affect scoring in basketball?

A player takes the right stance, grips the ball correctly in the shot pocket, visually charts a straight line from the ball and shooting eye to the basket, pushes the ball with the shooting hand, jumps and releases. If the “shooting eye” and hand are different, scoring can be affected. Surprisingly, however, cross-dominance can be helpful.

Does hand dominance affect scoring in scoring?

If the “shooting eye” and hand are different, scoring can be affected. Surprisingly, however, cross-dominance can be helpful. Just as most people are either right-handed or left-handed — as opposed to being ambidextrous — most are also either right-eye dominant or left-eye dominant.

Are you cross-dominant or right-eye dominant?

Just as most people are either right-handed or left-handed — as opposed to being ambidextrous — most are also either right-eye dominant or left-eye dominant. If your dominant hand and eye are different, you’re “cross-dominant.”

Does cross-dominance improve shooting ability?

Some believe that cross-dominance improves shooting ability. Ambidexterity, a form of cross-dominance, affects NBA players such as Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. Others disagree about the effect of cross-dominance on shooting success; Toronto’s ArcU coaching program notes, “Findings and opinions are still divided” (see Reference 2).