The 2018-19 NCAA Basketball season will soon be underway and our Noah Basketball team is looking forward to seeing athletes compete behind the three-point line. College basketball is unlike any other level; fans live for the Cinderella teams that emerge in March and go wild for every 3 point-attempt made.
We’ve compiled a list of the top ten three-point shooters heading into the new season. Not all of these players belong to a ranked team, making evident the importance of putting in individual work during the off-season.
1. Connor Burchfield (William & Mary), 52%
2. Andre Wolford (Saint Francis), 49.5%
3. Sam Hauser (Marquette), 48.7%
4. Anthony Mathis (New Mexico), 47.3%
5. Carl Pierre (Massachusetts), 47.2%
6. Dakota Mathias (Purdue), 46.6%
7. Sam Merrill (Utah St.), 46.4%
7. Matej Kavas (Seattle U), 46.4%
9. Justinian Jessup (Boise St.), 45.7%
10. Lance Tejada (Lehigh), 45.3%
Some of these percentages are higher than what Noah Basketball reported on our Top 10 Greatest 3-Point Shooters in NBA History blog. Steve Kerr had a career 3-point percentage of 47.9%, the highest in the history of the NBA. He would rank only 4th going into the 2018 NCAA Basketball season.
We’ve also been compiled a list of the best 3-point shooting teams to start out the 2018 season. It appears that Burchfield’s contribution puts unranked William & Mary on top ahead of all ranked teams.
1. William & Mary, 43.4%
2. Purdue, 42.0%
3. Marquette, 41.7%
4. Weber St., 41.7%
5. Wofford, 41.3%
6. Evansville, 41.1%
7. Saint Mary’s, 41.0%
8. Idaho, 40.8%
9. Lehigh, 40.6%
10. South Dakota St., 40.3%
Number 1 ranked Kansas comes just shy of the top ten 3-point shooting teams at 40.1%. Purdue is the only team ranked on the AP Top 25 Pre-season Poll that ranks in the top ten in 3-point percentage.
The Noah Basketball Shooting System provides teams an advantage from anywhere on the court, especially behind the 3-point line. Practicing with Noah gives players immediate feedback so their hard work and repetition pays off in game-time situations.
By shooting on the Noah Shooting System and analyzing player and team data through the Noahlytics Data Service, teams can better understand why their shots were made or missed. This data, in conjunction with the instant audible feedback given after each shot taken, allows for Noah users to adjust their shots and create lasting muscle memory, leading to a higher percentage of shots made from everywhere on the court.
Noah Basketball’s technology is for shooters at every level. Request a clinic now to learn more about how this technology can help make you into a better three-point shooter.