NBA 2K23: Best Custom Jump Shot

For a very long time, players have been designing custom jumps in NBA 2K23 based on visuals and personal experience. Any discussion of what’s “best” is marred by arguments about stats, player preferences, and the general feeling that no one has it all figured out.


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To finish, NBA 2K23 decided to show players the rank behind every aspect of the jump shot in the form of a rating. Now players can identify the best jumpers for each position by formula. There are three height ranges; it’s the personalized jump shot for everyone.

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Under 6’5″

Base Stephen Curry
Upper release 1 Stephen Curry
Upper Version 2 Jason Kidd
Release velocity 25%
Mix of animations 60% – 40%
release height A-
defense immunity A+
Release velocity A+
Timing impact A+

As if it wasn’t enough for the smaller players to get all the best point guard badges, they also have the highest potential for their shot. The top three shots have an A- clearance height, the least relevant stat since it only prevents blocks. If the shot is also contested anyway, he probably won’t go in. Fortunately, beyond-the-arc shooters won’t have to worry about that.

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The three A+ stats are a nightmare for the opposing defense. Not only does their defense count for nothing, but the shot is both instantaneous and as easy to drain as possible. Professional players will be using this one for a while now, unless it gets nerfed it will be the guard’s custom move of choice for the whole year.

Between 6’5″ and 6’10”

Base Kobe Bryant
Upper release 1 oscar robertson
Upper Version 2 oscar robertson
Release velocity 50%
Mix of animations 50% – 50%
release height A-
defense immunity A+
Release velocity A+
Timing impact A

This height is already the best three-point shooter build in the game. Add this as a custom jumper and it’s over for defenses that won’t even have a prayer to stop the onslaught. The only difference between this shot and the one below is a slight decrease from an A+ to an A in timing impact.

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For the extra height, it’s nothing. It’s always very easy to get a great release. The two most important stats, Defense Immunity and Release Speed, are both maxed out at A+. The fact that attackers can catch this shot is almost absurd, especially for being up to five extra inches in height since the last shot.

Over 6’10”

Base Kevin Durant
Upper release 1 Dirk Nowitzki
Upper version 2 Dirk Nowitzki
Release velocity 100%
Mix of animations 50% – 50%
release height A-
defense immunity A
Release velocity A+
Timing impact A

Again, there is only a slight decrease in this shot and the shot in the smaller height bracket. Defense Immunity is now “only” an A. That’s still totally unheard of, especially with everything else being an A- or better.

And yeah, that’s still a perfect A+ as a player up to 7’3″. Being able to shoot like that as a big man makes the game slide in the player’s favor. It’s really easy to switch to the green and there’s no chance for anyone to block a shot with this custom setup. Combined with the ideal shot badges, this big stretch will ruin an opponent’s day every time they get this game.

NBA 2K23 is now available for PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch.

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