Sports Breakdown: How to shoot three-pointers

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With the return of summer also comes the return of the Howard County Times’ video series ‘Sports Breakdown,’ where athletes from across the county teach our reporters and editors how to do what they do best.

Our first installment this year brings together rivals Tori Diggs, of Oakland Mills High, and Rachel Lazris, of Wilde Lake High, who teach girls basketball beat reporter Matt Owings how to sink three-point shots.

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This video was shot using a Nikon D610 at 720p and 60 frames per second, which allows for smoother slow motion shots. We also set up a GoPro on the rim of the hoop in order to get some sweet shots of the ball swirling around in the net (which, as you can see, worked out). Lenses used on the D610 were a 14-24mm f/2.8 and 24-70mm f/2.8, though most of the footage was shot at f/5.6 due to the baking sun. Stay tuned for more Sports Breakdown this summer!