Rockets Rookie Brings Back The Underhand Free Throw

Chinanu Onuaku is a Rockets center who is quickly becoming nearly as famous as Dwight Howard because of his … granny shot.

The center, who is essentially replacing Howard (now with the Hawks), started shooting free throws underhanded before his sophomore year at Louisville. He reportedly saw his free throw percentage increase immediately, so he stuck with it.

Now, here he is below, in his NBA pre-season debut, tossing in underhanders during the Rocket’s trip to China.


You know who else shot under-hand? Rick Barry. The Hall-of-Famer who is seventh all-time in NBA history in free throw percentage, knocking in 89.3 percent of his tosses from the stripe.

Josh Helmuth is the editor of Crave Sports.


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