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Helena Vila ; Benjamín Longarela ;Revista de Psicología del Deporte 2013, 22 1

Author: Antonio Montero

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Revista de Psicología del Deporte ISSN: 1132-239X DPSSEC@ps.uib.es, DPSSEC@uib.es Universitat de les Illes Balears España Montero, Antonio; Vila, Helena; Longarela, Benjamín Influence of changing the distance of the 3-point line in basketball Revista de Psicología del Deporte, vol.
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245-248 Universitat de les Illes Balears Palma de Mallorca, España Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=235127552031 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Revista de Psicología del Deporte 2013.
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245-248 ISSN: 1132-239X ISSNe: 1988-5636 Universitat de les Illes Balears Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Influence of changing the distance of the 3-point line in basketball Antonio Montero*, Helena Vila* and Benjamín Longarela* INFLUENCE OF CHANGING THE DISTANCE OF THE 3-POINT LINE IN BASKETBALL KEY WORDS: Basketball, 3-point shooting, Change of rules. ASBTRACT: The objectives of this study were 1) to test the influence of changing the distance in the 3-point line (from 6.25 to 6.75 meters.) on the percentage of success in the 3-point shots during the regular season and playoff games and 2) to determine if the changes affect the number of shots attempted by their different specific positions in basketball (guards, forwards and centers), and in the percentage of shots made. The data were obtained from the official website of the ACB (www.acb.com) and include all games in the regular season and playoff games during 2009-2010 (n = 290 games and 7185 3-point shots) and 2010-2011 (n = 288 and 6145 3-point shots).
Only the players who played both seasons for the same team were taken into account (n = 115). The main results indicate that the number of 3-point shots in the season 2009...





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