The last few nights I have been thinking long and hard about the 3-point shot.
In a previous blog entry I mentioned Steph Curry’s impact on the game with his 3-point shooting. It’s been game-changing.
Been talking to a few coaches at all levels and getting their feedback. Have had different opinions on what’s a good percentage for a team to shoot.
Let me ask you, what’s a good percentage at the high school, college and pro levels in your eyes?
Last weekend I took in some high school action and noticed the shooting numbers were low for some teams. The girls actually shot it better than the guys. I heard some reasons why the shooting was low; championship game, better defense, huge arena (Breslin Center at Michigan State), nerves on the big stage…
At the Michigan High School championships there were four games for both boys and girls (4 divisions) Here’s what the teams shot from 3-point land:
Girls 39 for 123
Boys 36 for 147
One girls team shot 11 for 28 but lost.
Another girls team shot 0 for 7 and they also lost.
A boys team shot 3 for 6 and won. Matter of fact they won big.
So who knows?
Baylor’s men team led the country in 3-point shooting. They shot it at .413. They made 10 per game during the season. The Bears won the National Championship over Gonzaga. If you watched the championship game you watched an amazing defensive effort by the Bears. They held Gonzaga to a season low 70 points.
Baylor shot 10 for 23 from 3 in the championship. Gonzaga was 5 for 17.
Everyone has a different view when it comes to shooting the 3-ball.
I go back and forth with it; sometimes I like it, sometimes I don’t.
One thing is certain, you have to have confidence when you shoot it and you have to put in the time if you want to become a good shooter. Like Kevin Loughery said back in August of 1970:
“SHOOT IT UP AND SLEEP IN THE STREETS.”