Great basketball shooters know that you have to get the work done before the ball gets there. This means that you need to be down ready and stepping into your shot as the basketball gets there. If you catch the ball standing straight up, than your shot will be slower and give the defender more time to contest your shot. It will also lower your shooting percentage.
This basketball fundamentals video will teach you how to shoot a basketball by breaking down the fundamentals of shooting, but it will also help work on shot preparation. Learn how to shoot the correct way and then start working on your shot. This will give you a strong foundation and give you a much higher ceiling.