2011 Sonoran Desert Shootout in Tucson, Arizona

Sat, 12/10/2011 - 10:00am - 7:00pm

* Results posted here: http://www.nbsashooters.com/results-sonoran-desert-basketball-shootout-tucson-arizona *

The Sonoran Desert Shootout will be held in Tucson, Arizona on Saturday December 10th, 2011 at the Flowing Wells High School.

Free throws, 3 pointers, and more! Open to amateurs and professionals of all ages. Come showcase your shooting skills! You can even watch and compete with NBSA founders and members as they "shoot the lights out"!

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Itinerary for the Sonoran Desert Basketball Shootout

10am to 1pm - Free Throw Shooting Clinic for Players and Coaches

  • Instructor: Ed Palubinskas of the National Basketball Shooters Association and Free Throw Master Academy.
  • Credentials: 99% free throw shooter for over 25 years, shooting coach for multiple NBA and WNBA players, and hired this summer to be Dwight Howard's personal shooting coach.
  • Description: During this 3 hour clinic you will learn the scientific principles necessary to become a master of shooting and coaching free throws that has allowed Ed Palubinskas to shoot 99% in competition for more than 25 years.
  • Location: West Gym at Flowing Wells High School
  • Time: 10am to 1pm
  • Cost: $75 for players (limit of 30 who will receive personalized coaching from Ed during the clinic) and $50 for coaches (limit of 120 who will watch and learn how Ed coaches and improves the players)

1pm to 2pm - Lunch break (off site)

Several restaurants are located within 10 minutes of Flowing Wells High School. Click here for a link to a Google Map with nearby restaurants.


2pm to 7pm - Basketball Shooting Competitions and Awards Presentation

*Accuracy Competitions*

  • Free throws - most makes out of 25 free throws, head to head shooting for tiebreaker
  • 3 point competition - 5 sets of 5 from around the 3 point line. 5th shot of each sets counts as a bonus point. Maximum of 30 points.
  • Got Range? - Score the most points out of 11 possible shots from 5 available shooting spots. You can shoot all shots from 1 spot or mix it up as desired. Made shots give you positive points. Missed shots give you negative points. Make the 10th shot and get an 11th "bonus" shot worth double points. Point values are: 15 ft - 1 pt, 18 ft 2 pts, 21 ft 3 pts, 24 ft, 4 pts, 30 ft, 5 pts.
  • Location: East Gym at Flowing Wells High School
  • Time: 2pm to 7pm
  • Cost: $10 per competition

*Speed + Accuracy Competitions*

  • Most free throws in 1 minute
  • Most 3 pointers in 1 minute
  • Location: East Gym at Flowing Wells High School
  • Time: 2pm to 7pm
  • Cost: $5 per competition

*Awards Presentation*

  • Awards will be given to the top 3 participants in each competition. If we have enough participants we will provide awards for multiple gender and age divisions.