A Houston Rockets rookie is reviving memories of George Mikan and Rick Berry with his form at the free-throw line.
Sure, it’s only been one preseason game, but Chinanu Onuaku is perfect from the free throw line after adopting an underhanded shooting style.
The Houston Rockets rookie broke out his new form at the end of the team’s win over the New Orleans Pelicans.
The shooting stroke of Mikan and Berry has been floated as an idea for years as players like Shaquille O’Neal, Dwight Howard and DeAndre Jordan struggle from the charity stripe. The worry for some is the underhanded shot, also known as a granny, undercuts their image.
But if Chinanu Onuaku keeps hitting shots like this, players will start taking notice.