Why are left handed players so important to the game?

When players shoot the ball it is advantageous to swing one’s arm toward the center of the 6 meter arc as it is a more natural arm motion and provides a better shot angle. As a result, right handed players are more effective on the left side of the court and left handed players are more effective on the right side of the court. This handicap is most pronounced with respect to wing players, as it can be very difficult to score on the wing with the “wrong arm.” For a perspective on how difficult, imagine this right wing taking the same shot right right handed.

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