I see many people lamenting our FT shooting woes today. I feel the sane but I would add a proviso---IF you are a bad free throw shooter as a freshman you are always going to be a bad free throw shooter. Has nothing to do with practice. Shoot a 1,000 a day in ptactice, not one difference. I go back to 1957 and I can recall 1 player who went from being a brick mason to at least acceptable at the line--That was Noah. I'm sure most everybody on this forum with some instruction with form and practice could shoot atound 55-60%. That is in an EMPTY gym. In an arena with 12,000-18,000 peole watching and making noise and with a TV audience tuned in, you ain't shooting that 55%. I remember watching Wilt Chamberlain before games hit 20 free throws in a row, before a game Dennis Rodman could drain NBA 3 pointers. When game starts, different circumstances and different performances. Patrick Young and Will are going to be the free throw shooters we have seen in late game situations for the duration of their careers. Don't expect any miraculos changes. If anyone can come up with an NBA player who "learned" to shoot free throws, please post the name or names.