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In an attempt to improve his woeful free throw percentage, Wisconsin Badgers starting forward Ryan Evans decided to change up his free throw shooting style a bit.
Channeling former NBA pros Hal Greer and Rick Barry, Evans decided to take a step back from the charity stripe and throw up a jump shot.
On the two occasions he was at the line in a 77-46 drubbing of Nebraska, he went 2-of-2 and will most likely make the permanent switch to the jump shot free throw.
Evans’ shot is a lot closer to that of Greer as Barry used the infamous underhand shot when he was at the line. The only difference is that Greer admitted to using the jump shot free throw in order to improve his jump-shooting during the game.
Evans is using it to improve upon the 41.4 percent (53-of-128) free throw mark he’s sporting this season. Last season, the senior shot 72.6 percent (85-of-117) from the line and came into the season with pretty much the same mechanics. The significant dip in production can be completely ...
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It is being reported by Jim Polzin of the Wisconsin State Journal that Badgers senior forward Ryan Evans left Thursday's practice with a right knee injury.
When asked about it UW training staff is quoted as saying that the severity of the injury was unknown and he is currently listed as day-to-day.
Should this be a major knee issue this puts an interesting spin on...
MADISON, Wis. When Ryan Evans gathered the basketball with 2:35 remaining in the first half of Tuesday night's game, a palpable buzz settled across the Kohl Center.The collective hum of Wisconsin's curious fan base suggested everyone had the same question on the brain: Would Evans actually attempt a jump shot from the free-throw line as he suggested days earlier?Sure enough...
Wisconsin’s Ryan Evans has been horrible shooting free throws this college basketball season. Entering the game with Nebraska he was shooting 40 % from the line. He had made just 51 of 126 attempts at the charity strike. So it was time for Evans to try something else.
Considering it was bottom feeder Nebraska Evans could afford to try a new strategy at the line. So he decided to...
This video is on pretty much every sports blog on the internet, but I thought Ryan Evans and his jump shot free throw needs to be addressed.
Evans is shooting 41% from the line this season. That’s pitiful.
BUT! BUT! BUT!
He’s only shooting 39% from the field. Oh, it gets better – he’s just 2-of-23 from 3-point range.
Evans told the Madison newspaper that he’ll stick with...
Wisconsin Badgers forward Ryan Evans has started taking jump shots instead of regular free throws in hopes of raising his percentage.
Have you seen the Ryan Evans free throw attempt? Now Wisconsin Badgers forward Ryan Evans is known for something other than having the dumbest haircut in all of college basketball (it’s a high top that belongs in a “Kid n Play” movie, and should stay there) Behold the jump shot of the Ryan Evans free throw. Evan has been awful from the charity stripe lately all season. He went...
Wisconsin forward Ryan Evans is one of the worst free throw shooters in the nation, but free throw shooting has not always been a weakness for the senior. Last year, Evans shot a respectable 73% from the line. Through 28 games with the Badgers this season, that number has done an incredible nosedive to a mind-boggling 41%.
Confidence is clearly an issue for Evans, which is why he...
After nearly a week off, the #17 ranked Wisconsin Badgers (19-8, 10-4) are back in action Tuesday night to host the Nebraska Huskers (13-14, 4-10) at the Kohl Center. BTN has TV coverage with tip-off at 8:00 PM CT.
These two squads met on January 6th in Lincoln for Wisconsin's first B1G road game of the year. The Badgers and Huskers both debuted their alternate "Bleed...