The first play of a basketball game is the easiest to photograph in any sport. It’s the tip. You know where it’s going to happen and you know what is going to happen. Oddly enough the tip often creates the best photograph of an entire game of shooting for me. Not sure what that says of me as a shooter, but it’s true.
I shot this photograph at Lyons Township High School the other night as they played York. I had to chuckle when I thought about leaving the game less than 30 seconds after it started. Alas, I stayed for the duration and still liked this shot best.