Brandon Clarke: Shot Form Assessment


For a player that rarely shoots, Clarke has a solid foundation for his shooting form. The biggest issue he has right now is that he doesn’t get low with his hips and knee bend which leads to less power generated to propel the shot, a big reason why 61 percent of his shots fell short. Of course, as his range extends outward more mechanical issues could crop up, but for now projecting him to be a moderately effective jump shooter is not unreasonable by any means. He squares up to the basket well, his elbow angle is usually very close to 90 degrees, and has no issues with his guide hand, extension or wrist. He is a good bet to have a solid mid-range game at the least, with potential to stretch out to shooting the corner three that would provide an excellent counter to his natural role in the dunker spot.