For those of you who happen to teach physics, this is a neat little video you could use in the classroom especially if you have some basketball players in your class. The analysis was produced by Sports Science and aired on ESPN showing the last shot attempt by Gordon Hayward of Butler which almost won them the national title game over Duke this past Monday.

Key terms:

- launch angle
- velocity
- x-axis

Can you tell that I'm in lesson planning mode... Anyways, enjoy the rest of your weekend.


  1. Neil  

    April 13, 2010 at 2:16 AM

    That half a degree is a unit of angle. But the width of a shoelace or the cord of a basketball net is measured in m (or cm, or inches, or whatever) which is a unit of distance.

    Apart from that, it's pretty good.