Pro Shot is a shooting aid that is supposed to help keep finger spacing consistent for better results while shooting and ball handling. The band itself is made of neoprene so unlike a similar shooting aid, the Pro Shot can be worn in-game and it’s actually comfortable to use.
I’ll be straight up with you–and I’ve said this before–you don’t need anything to make you a better shooter. Proper coaching and training is all that you truly ‘need’. However, this thing does actually help keep you consistent which is exactly what it was intended to do.
If you have improper shooting mechanics, or you just happen to be a poor shooter, the Pro Shot will not provide you with that magic touch you’ve been searching for. Again, proper coaching and training will take care of that. If you’ve already been trained to shoot, or you have the proper shooting mechanics in place – proper form, release, and follow through – then the Pro Shot will help keep you consistent due to muscle memory. You can have all the mechanics down, but if your finger spacing isn’t correct then your release will be compromised. Wearing the band ensures that finger spacing is correct at all times thus increasing your chances of having an optimal shot every time.
Something that it also can help you with is ball handling. Keeping the fingers properly spaced ensures you’re dribbling the ball at the tips of the fingers and that your hand is always spread so you’re always in control of the rock.
They do take a little getting used to, but once you start playing the feeling of wearing something foreign goes away rather quickly.
My only complaint about them is that once you start playing you start sweating. At times the band would be a little too wet with sweat and I’d lose the ball when setting up to shoot quickly. I suppose this could also be considered a good thing as it forced me to keep the ball off my palm and more on the tips of my fingers…something my shooting coach always used to remind me about. If there were a way to counter or control moisture a little better it would be more than welcomed.
I like them and I usually don’t like anything that claims to help make you a better shooter – only because I know that hard work is all you really need to achieve that goal. They’re only $9.99, so if you wanted to try them out it won’t leave a huge dent in your wallet.
If you’re interested, you can grab the ProShot HERE.