hook shot

noun Basketball.
a shot with one hand in which a player extends the shooting arm to the side and brings it back over the head toward the basket while releasing the ball.

Origin:
1940–45

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hook shot

noun
a basketball shot made over the head with the hand that is farther from the basket 
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His trademark sky hook shot proved extremely difficult for defenders to block.
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