By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
Many NBA players stick with one hand as their primary shooting hand.
However, a second year player has decided to change his shooting hands. Tristan Thompson, who was the 4th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft, has changed his shooting hands from left handed to right handed.
He was a left-handed shooter throughout the past two years with the Cavaliers. He also was a left-handed shooter during his one-year at Texas, and his high school career at Findley Prep in Las Vegas.
But that all changed recently when he changed to become a right-handed shooter on Thursday night while playing for team Canada. He was playing in an exhibition game, as the team prepares for the FIBA America’s tournament.
Thompson believes this is the first time that an NBA player has done this in NBA history.
Last season, he improved his shooting percentage to hit 48% from the field. Yet, he struggled with a 60% free throw percentage.
It will be interesting to see how he does with the change to become a right-handed shooter.