UW player’s measures to make free throws
by David Cassilo, special for USA TODAY Sports
Wisconsin’s Ryan Evans used to make free throws. He shot 72.6 percent from the line last season, including 81.1 percent in Big Ten games.
But this season, Evans has made Dwight Howard look like Mark Price. The Wisconsin senior, seemingly affected by a mental block, entered Tuesday’s game making just 40.5 percent of his shots from the line.
So how did he correct that against Nebraska on Tuesday? He took jump shots instead.
On his two free throw attempts Evans shot like he was pulling up for a mid-range jumper. The result? A perfect 2-for-2 performance.
Ironically, Evans is actually a worse shooter from the field (39.3 percent). Perhaps he should take all of those shots standing stationary from the foul line.
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