If you've been around basketball long enough, you'll often hear this hand referred to as the 'guide hand'. Since the shot pocket is often low, this will give player much better rhythm as they go up for their shot.
Let's go through the more advanced method I recommend Your shooting hand should extend in a straight line to the rim. Step 8 - Elbow Under the Basketball When you're raising up for the shot, the elbow of your shooting arm should be directly under the basketball.
You have to pick one and then allow your shot to develop using that target. The final two fingers to touch the basketball should be the index and middle fingers at the same time.
Spread your fingers far enough apart to comfortably balance the ball in one hand. To make sure this doesn't happen, ensure players are wrinkling their wrist, have their elbow under the basketball, and their elbow finishes next to their eyebrow on the shot release. By simply being a scoring threat from the perimeter, you will help your team's offense by creating space on the floor.