Drummond using virtual reality to help with free throws


AP
8:29 p.m. EDT September 26, 2016

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Andre Drummond hopes some advanced technology can help him with his free throws.

The Detroit center has been using virtual reality in an effort to improve his performance at the line. Drummond has made 38 percent of his free throws for his career, and it’s an issue that’s sometimes caused coach Stan Van Gundy to take him out down the stretch in games.

“Andre’s been very open to trying to find everything possible to help him improve at the free throw line, and he has wanted to do that,” Van Gundy said. “He’s been willing to do as much as he possibly can.”

That includes turning to virtual reality, which Drummond said allows him to visualize himself making free throw after free throw.

“They recorded me shooting a ton of free throws, and obviously recorded the makes, and watching over and over again and just training my brain,” he said.

The exercise underscores the degree…

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