SCU Professor Highlighted in Basketball Blog

Dr. Jim Poteet, Professor of Sport Management and Associate Athletic Director at Southwestern Christian University, is a renowned free throw expert and is often sought out by sports analysts.

This week he is a featured expert in the One Motion Basketball blog by Coach Rick Penny.

During the interview Perry asks Poteet questions about his dissertation, “The Paradox Of The Free Throw,” and how free throws should be approached by players and coaches. Poteet expands on his research of the free throw and how practicing techniques can make consistency at the charity line a reality. Poteet himself holds a personal record of 489 consecutively made free throws.

To read the interview, go to

Southwestern Christian University is a private Christian liberal-arts university accredited by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges. The University is located in Bethany, Oklahoma. Since its founding in 1946, SCU’s primary mission has been to provide students with a Christ-centered education, equipping them for a life of learning, leadership and service.