It takes more than just practice to shoot the perfect free throw.
A mechanical engineer at North Carolina State University analyzed millions of free throws by some of the best shooters and has come up with “a magic formula,” according to Reuters.
Backspin of more than three revolutions per second is ideal. At 9 rps, a free throw that hits the top of the backboard will fall straight down into the basket, but achieving such backspin is difficult.
To find out more about the perfect free throw, check out the handy info graphic by Reuters above.