Did You See This? Evans' new jump-shot free throw

Ryan Evans finally caved. Mired in a season-long slump at the free-throw line (41 percent), the Wisconsin senior decided to address his struggles Tuesday night. As reports suggested leading up to the game, Evans fired up jump shots on his free throw attempts in the team’s rout of Nebraska. And he made both attempts. Watch Evans’ new form now.

That’s a rare, rare sight, to say the least. It looks like Evans has some work to do before he perfects the routine, though, because he was awfully close to committing a violation on the first attempt.

Whatever, it wasn’t called.

The real story here is that Evans attempted this in a game. Honestly, how refreshing is it to see a player do whatever it takes to minimize the “free” points he’s costing his team? Other players should consider doing something similar, as well, however they probably don’t want the bruised ego or inevitable jokes from teammates, opponents, fans and media that comes with it.

And don’t think this is a one-time thing, either. Here’s what Evans told reporters after the game: “Well it worked tonight, so I’m going to keep it going.”

Here’s Evans’ second freebie, once again part of an And-1:


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Matthew L Ross on 2/26/2013 @ 11:27pm EDT Said:

Jim Jackson on commenting about badgers having a shot on big ten basketball title. They are not running clock down no more, been that way for 2 and a 1/2 weeks. badgers have shifted and are taking open looks now, its about time. The badgers have peeked now, they look more like a fast break team then ever before. Running shot clock down like they have for years is over in a sense, sure run it down if u cant create the open look. But the badgers, are getting to open looks. They are taking the shots and they are going to shock the big ten world and the NCAA tour.

please make sure Jim Jackson gets this message
Matthew L Ross
big ten fan

Matthew L Ross on 2/26/2013 @ 11:37pm EDT Said:

I’ll go even further, the badgers motion offense creates great looks, no sense in running clock down to be defended hard when 10 seconds are left on shot clock. Teams defend this now. badgers have a great motion offense now, and good shooters in assist, comfortable shots

Badger Fan99 on 2/27/2013 @ 12:58pm EDT Said:

Hey – whatever works and is within the rules. WiscONsin!

ThingsBotherMe on 2/27/2013 @ 1:21pm EDT Said:

He was over the line. Just another example of the refs not calling the game correctly.

NotBothered on 2/27/2013 @ 1:54pm EDT Said:

re: ThingsBotherMe, over the line? Not sure what clip you’re watching, because he’s well behind it (even when he lands) in both of the above.

matt on 2/27/2013 @ 2:07pm EDT Said:

you gotta get rid of the 20 sec commercials so we can watch a 10 sec highlight

Shane on 2/27/2013 @ 3:42pm EDT Said:

actually, it doesn’t matter where he lands, it’s where his feet are when he jumps up. So, if he is over the line then it’s still a good shot. Good example of people not knowing what they’re trying to talk about.

James on 2/27/2013 @ 4:00pm EDT Said:

i didnt even know that was legal lol….

OnWisconsin on 2/27/2013 @ 5:37pm EDT Said:

@Shane it does matter where he lands before the ball hits the rim. Maybe you should figure out what you are talking about before you go saying other people don’t. Idiot

Bigboy on 2/27/2013 @ 7:45pm EDT Said:

@OnWisconsin thank you for teaching people simple rules of basketball, i mean how hard can it be and by the way he wasnt over the line in either!