Basketball Launcher Flywheel Motor

I’m wanting to create a basketball launcher using a flywheel approach. I have previously created a prototype using two 775 motors, one powering an upper wheel and one powering a lower wheel. This was able to launch a basketball a few feet, but not far enough and the motors seemed to stall out as I increased the voltage. Are there any suggestions for a stronger motor? I also feel like the size/moment of inertia of the wheels should play a role as well, but I haven’t been able to find any research on flywheels.

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