Comparison of The Shooting Angles In Wheelchair Basketball And Basketball Players

Shooting Angles In Wheelchair Basketball


  • Fırat Özdalyan Dokuz Eylul University Necat Hepkon Faculty of Sport Sciences, IZMIR-TURKEY
  • Egemen Manci Dokuz Eylul University Necat Hepkon Faculty of Sport Sciences, IZMIR-TURKEY
  • Celal Gençoğlu Dokuz Eylul University Necat Hepkon Faculty of Sport Sciences, IZMIR-TURKEY
  • Hikmet Gümüş Dokuz Eylul University Necat Hepkon Faculty of Sport Sciences, IZMIR-TURKEY
  • Sercin Kosova Dokuz Eylul University Necat Hepkon Faculty of Sport Sciences, IZMIR-TURKEY



Shooting angle, basketball, wheelchair basketball, kinematics, ball trajectory


Shot accuracy is very important for success in wheelchair basketball (WB) and basketball games. The kinematics of the ball affects the shot accuracy. The main purposes of this study are to compare the kinematics of the ball according to the outcomes of WB and basketball players’ shots and compare the shooting accuracy of WB and basketball players. Male senior athletes (17 basketball, 6 WB) voluntarily participated in the research. Participants made static shots from 6 spots (n=1515) and the analyses were made. The shots were separated into 4 groups. The first group contained the “Clean Shot”s (CS) which the ball goes into the hoop with no or 1 hit to the rim. The second contained all the “Success” shots (S) but CS. The third contained “Missed” shots, the ball hit to the rim. Fourth contained the rest of the missed shots (Air Ball). Reliable and valid 94fifty Smart Sensor Basketball was used in this research. For both WB and basketball players, CS angles were significantly higher than other shots and no significant difference was found between S angles and unsuccessful shots. CS angles of WB players were significantly higher than basketball players. This research showed that the entry angle affects CS for both sports. It is thought that it may raise CS and shooting percentage if coaches train their players by taking entry angles into consideration. Another finding of this study was CS angles of WB players are higher than basketball players. The reason for this may be the more active, hence more improved, upper extremity motor skills of the WB players.


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