MID-RANGE SHOOTING WITH OPEN STEP - MALE. Coach Cedric Carter teaches how to shoot mid-range shots off an open step. You will start out in an athletic stance being squared up to the basket. You will be taking an open step to get into your movement for your shot. When going to your right, you will make an explosive dribble with your right hand while simultaneously moving your right foot toward the basket, getting a nice inside plant with your left foot going up into your shot. If you are going left you will do your movements the opposite ...way making your right foot become your plant foot going up into your shot.