I've been getting a lot of questions about how to properly grip a basketball when shooting. If you look at the top picture you'll see that the ball is off of my palm and on what I like to call the "finger pads".
This allows the shooter to control the ball through the entirety of the shooting motion. Should the ball be too far on your finger tips or planted in your palm you not only lose control when getting into your shot but your release will struggle to be consistent as well. The proper grip is crucial in developing into a more consistent shooter