Monday, March 16, 2009

Top 30 Three-Point Shooters


Going towards a national championship, a team is going to hit some obstacles. Having a long-distance gunner lessens some of those roadblocks. If a team zones you, the shooter takes it away by shooting right over the top of it. Plus, a consistent player that can hit the three enables you to make up points in a hurry. Here are 30 of the best long-range shooters in the land:

1. Stephen McDowell, Chattanooga
2. Jon Diebler, Ohio State
3. Rihards Kuksis, Arizona State
4. Jerome Randle, California
5. Ryan Wittman, Cornell
6. Orlando Mendez-Valdez, Western Kentucky
7. Garrison Carr, American
8. B.J. Raymond, Xavier
9. A.J. Abrams, Texas
10. Jeremiah Dominguez, Portland State
11. James Anderson, Oklahoma State
12. Terrence Oglesby, Clemson
13. Ben Woodside, North Dakota State
14. Jeremy Chappell, Robert Morris
15. Wayne Ellington, North Carolina
16. Andy Rautins, Syracuse
17. Ravern Johnson, Mississippi State
18. Jerel McNeal, Marquette
19. Kenny Thomas, Radford
20. Gordon Hayward, Butler
21. A.J. Price, Connecticut
22. Trent Meacham, Illinois
23. Reggie Holmes, Morgan State
24. Justin Dentmon, Washington
25. Toney Douglas, Florida State
26. Dionte Christmas, Temple
27. Alex Ruoff, West Virginia
28. Jonathan Tavarnari, BYU
29. Maze Stallworth, Morehead State
30. Jon Scheyer, Duke


  1. I am not usually one to be critical, but this list is bogus....

    -McDowell is shooting just 43.4% from deep which ties him for 128th how in the heck does he get the top spot.....

    -Diebler is shooting just 42%

    -You do not have Stephen Curry on the list, that basically says it

    - Booker Woodfox who is shooting 49 percent on threes (176 attempts) is not on the list at all

    -Theo Robertson is not on the list

    Orlando MV a guy who made only 91-224 threes (40%) is number

    Jeremy Chappel 40% thats all I have to say

    ....and hes ahead of Elington!?

    Oglesby 12 is nuts as well

    I'm no expert, even though I like to call myself one, but this list needs some work


  2. Curry and Woodfox are in the NCAA Tournament? What seed are their teams?

  3. As for Devendorf, I like taking just one player per team...just to get a lot of representation on there.

  4. Who should be number one, in your opinion?

    What do you mean, "Jeremy Chappell, 40% that's all I have to say"?

    Your boy Ellington is shooting 39.5% on 172 attempts...Chappell is shooting 40.6 on 207 attempts. I guess that's all I have to say.

  5. Jakob: Not all percentages are created equal. The ironic thing is that Stephen Curry only shoots 38% from threes and you think it's bogus that he ISN'T on the list, the fact that he isn't in the tournament aside. Curry is exactly why you shouldn't only go by percentage when determining the best three point shooters, instead you should try and actually watch some games.

  6. I usually start with a list of 50-60 guys, and I sort them by percentages and three-point shots taken.

    I then do the eye-test, and that's why a guy like Dionte Christmas gets the benefit of the doubt even though he only shoots about 35-36 percent from deep. If anyone has seen him play, they know he can knock off about 6-7 in a row on a given night. But, I don't give him the benefit of the doubt enough that he is passing guys that take a similar number of threes and made 4-5 percentage points more.

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