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Old Thu Feb 02, 2006, 03:45pm
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Reviewing signal mechanics, this crossed my mind.

The signal for a valid three point attempt is one arm extrended strait up.

Why do you have to raise the other arm too only if the shot is made?

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Old Thu Feb 02, 2006, 03:46pm
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To signal that the shot is good. I understand what you're saying in that we don't signal if a two point shot is good. The real reason we do it is because the federation tells us to.
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Old Thu Feb 02, 2006, 03:47pm
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Because that is what they want us to do...
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Old Thu Feb 02, 2006, 03:48pm
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Old Thu Feb 02, 2006, 04:23pm
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i could see several reason

because all shots (except freethrows and three pointers -- because of our signal) are worth 2 for the books. free throws dont need to be marked cuz everyone knows when a free throw is attempted -- as for 3's

it happens in the flow of the game and scorers dont watch the officials (i hate to say it) unless they have to -- so when a basket goes in that they think is a 3 they look up to us and see both hands go up -- besides our wonderfully colored uniform it makes us stand out more among the players and also for another reason

team 1 might be down 3 and need to make sure they are taking a 3 -- heads up player notices refree point to floor for a 2 and yells for a pass instead of shot (a bit of a reach) but what if you have signaled for a 3 and we dont use the 2 hands mechanics instead we use one hand -- and the ball barely misses and gets tipped in real quick -- scorer scores 3 instead of 2 because your hand was up -- i just dont see this as an issue that needs fixing.
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Old Thu Feb 02, 2006, 04:47pm
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The 3 pt attempt is not an arm straight up it's slightly less than perpendiculer, maybe about 70-75 degrees or so. I think the real reason for the successfull signal is to distinguish it from a normal 2 pt field goal. As deecee stated, not everyone will be paying attention to the 3 pt attempt signal, so the good signal is to reinforce the fact that it was a 3 and not a 2.
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Old Thu Feb 02, 2006, 05:01pm
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Originally posted by Red_Killian
The 3 pt attempt is not an arm straight up it's slightly less than perpendiculer, maybe about 70-75 degrees or so. I think the real reason for the successfull signal is to distinguish it from a normal 2 pt field goal. As deecee stated, not everyone will be paying attention to the 3 pt attempt signal, so the good signal is to reinforce the fact that it was a 3 and not a 2.
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Yer right.
Another reason for signalling the attempt above the shoulder is so the Trail may more easily see the Lead mark the try, and then the Trail (and or Center) may signal/mirror the three.
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