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We're Attempting Much Fewer Three-Pointers This Season

Postby EvanJ » Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:37 am

Last season, 41.5% of our field goal attempts were three-pointers, which was 56th out of 351 teams. This season, 35.4% of our field goal attempts were three-pointers, which is 219th. Players on the team last season but not this season had 58.0% of our attempted three-pointers and 40.3% of our attempted two-pointers. Players who played both seasons had 33.3% (exactly one-third) of their field goal attempts last season be three-pointers, which is up a little to 34.7% last season. The big difference is that players who played last season only had 50.5% of their field goal attempts be three-pointers, and players who played this season only had 37.5% of their field goal attempts be three-pointers.
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Re: We're Attempting Much Fewer Three-Pointers This Season

Postby HofstraMathew » Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:10 am

Makes sense. We got guards that can drive and have gotten more offense out of our front court this year.
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Re: We're Attempting Much Fewer Three-Pointers This Season

Postby triplec2195 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:45 pm

I don't think you have to look too far to come up with some common sense answers to this without analyzing data. I'll say off the top of my head that BB lived off the 3 ball and even though he tweaked his game trying to score in the paint and develop a mid range game he took a lot of 3 point shots which was his bread and butter. I took the time to check this because I know Evan would cite it but BB took 208 three's last year and DP took 123 also Jamall Robinson liked to shoot the 3. This team besides JWF AND EP nobody shoots 3's with any frequency. This could change if JR and MR start to get consistent playing time.
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Re: We're Attempting Much Fewer Three-Pointers This Season

Postby EvanJ » Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:05 pm

JR is way behind EP in minutes, but EP has attempted 60 3s and JR has attempted 55, so you should group them together in terms of 3s attempted. It is something that out of our nine players with the most minutes, four of them have combined to attempts 286 field goals, with only 8 3s, all by Wormley. I don't know how many other teams have three players averaging at least 10 minutes with no 3s attempted.
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Re: We're Attempting Much Fewer Three-Pointers This Season

Postby joeg1 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:29 am

Pemberton is a bigger and stronger guard who gets through traffic. I think he should try to post up smaller guards like Carlos Rivera used to. Needs to watch the TOs.

Ray is quick and sees the court well. Hopefully his game will blossom into something more than perimeter shooting. He could continue to crowd out our 2 natural PGs.

JWF is a POY candidate, who at times needs to let the game come to him a little more, but that is nitpicking.
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Re: We're Attempting Much Fewer Three-Pointers This Season

Postby triplec2195 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:26 am

Joeg I like this "Ray is quick and sees the court well. Hopefully his game will blossom into something more than perimeter shooting. He could continue to crowd out our 2 natural PGs. He should be starting in front of these guys and get us some well needed scoring!
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Re: We're Attempting Much Fewer Three-Pointers This Season

Postby Polito » Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:55 pm

Good, and its about friggin time. Should've made that change last year. This program hasn't been a good 3 point shooting team for awhile, but kept forcing and pretending to be, glad the staff has finally (seemingly) adjusted for it.
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Re: We're Attempting Much Fewer Three-Pointers This Season

Postby EvanJ » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:17 pm

Polito wrote:This program hasn't been a good 3 point shooting team for awhile, but kept forcing and pretending to be, glad the staff has finally (seemingly) adjusted for it.

Hofstra's three-point field percentage out of 351 teams was 93rd last season, 140th in 2015-2016, and 75th in 2014-2015. That's an average rank of 103rd, which is in the top 30 percent. That comes from ESPN and includes the conference tournaments but excludes the postseason. Hofstra is down to 145th this season, but that's still in the top half.
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