Interesting Hoops Stat

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    Tweeted by Ken Pomeroy today.

    Which college basketball player launched the most 3-pointers the last four seasons?
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    Kenny Boynton?
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    Yep. He shot 978 over the last 4 years. Walker was 63rd over that period, which only covered his last 3 seasons. For his career, Walker shot 755 threes.

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    Yep. But it is a bit misleading because he played a ton of games and minutes. In attempts per game he ranked 18th. What's bad though is that he shot 34%. That puts him at 81th in 3P% among players in top 100 for attempts.
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    81th?
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    What is bad about 34%? A 50% shooter from inside the arc is thought of a good. 34% from the arc is better than 50% from inside it. Certainly it would have been better had he made a higher percentage, but 34% is not a bad percentage.
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    It's not terrible, but I'd argue that it is bad. This past season Boynton shot 32% while Erik made 45% on 3P, Frazier made 47% on 3P, PY shot 53% and WY shot 59% inside. A lot of times we had better options on the court.
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    I am not sure about us having better options. Outside of Boynton's junior year, we didn't have many shooting options from beyond the arc. Last year, for instance, Wilbekin couldn't hit the high ball screen three, Frazier wasn't on the floor very much, and Murphy couldn't create his own shot. Since our system depends on guys getting up threes, and Rosario was the only other guy who could get his own shot from the arc, we needed Boynton to shoot. Same thing with his freshman and sophomore years. The problem is that he played a ton of minutes in all three of those seasons and we depended inordinately on him for his perimeter shooting, so there ended up being diminishing returns.

    Regardless, if you look at the advanced statistics over at Basketball Reference (true shooting % and effective shooting %), Boynton was among the top three players at the 1-3 spots each season in both categories before last year, including the stocked 2011-12 perimeter roster. His senior season was the only one where he was disproportionately unproductive compared to his usage rate, but it was also his most efficient season outside of the 2011-12 campaign in terms of passing, rebounding, and defending, though with the lowest offensive usage rate of his career. Not sure what you can attribute those curious trends to other than him being better when less was demanded of him.
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    Boynton had a green light from Billy D to shoot anytime he felt he had a shot from Day 1.

    Thus, it is not particularly surprising that he shot the ball a lot.

    I assume that, after last year, Frazier also has that green light, but I am not really sure about anyone else on the team, which is frequently true for very strong defensive teams.
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    Sorry for dragging an old thread up, but I do have a point or two to make.

    Kenny B often had to take the lousy shot late in the clock because he was the guy that just might be able to make the tough and contested shot late in the clock. Those shots have a poor probability of success, but he was the best option for a desperation heave.

    Also, his 3-point percentage wasn't dreadful and when he was "on" he was amazing. Given that he was able to stretch the opposing D and make everyone else's shot easier.

    He probably tried too hard to take over games at the end, but that is in the heat of battle and water under the bridge.

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