View Full Version : bilas top 25 all time three pointers

07-12-2008, 09:53 PM
.................................................. . does anyone have a pass so i can see whos on it cause i cant read it without being a insider. please can someone post it on here

just curious to see it

07-12-2008, 10:20 PM
Here are the top 3-point shooters since the inception of the 3-point line for the 1986-87 season:

1. Dennis Scott, Georgia Tech, 1988-90: 351-831 (.422)
Scott gave "range" a whole new meaning. I first heard about Dennis when he was in seventh grade, and I never saw anyone shoot with such ease from so deep.

2. Steve Kerr, Arizona, 1983-88: 114-199 (.573)
Kerr made the 3-point line look like a layup, and he probably hit a higher percentage of his 3s than he did his layups. Kerr's 3-point percentage is the kind of shooting percentage reserved for big guys who don't shoot outside the paint. He was a great shooter, and he turned that singular skill into a stellar career. Kerr is a great lesson: Don't get caught up in what a player cannot do at the expense of what he does so well.

3. Reggie Miller, UCLA, 1983-87: 69-157 (.439)
I played against Reggie in high school, and he was ahead of his time. Most coaches of his era thought his shots were bad ones, but they went in. And when the 3-point line was introduced in his senior year, Miller was an even bigger star.

4. J.J. Redick, Duke, 2003-06: 457-1,126 (.406)
As prolific a shooter and scorer as the game has seen in the past 20 years, Redick went from being a shooter to a player and diversified his game with drives and well-conditioned movement. Nobody faced more defensive attention at the guard spot than Redick, and he was one of the best shooters when challenged I have ever seen.

5. Kyle Korver, Creighton, 1999-2003: 371-819 (.453)
There was not a better shooter in the country in 2002 and 2003 than Korver, Redick included. He just wasn't on television as much. Every time he shot it, it had a chance to go in.Top 5 at least.

07-13-2008, 08:46 AM
6. Glenn Rice
7. Salim Stoudamire
8. Ray Allen
9. Allan Houston
10. Keith Veney
11. Tim Legler
12. Lee Humphrey
13. Jason Kapono
14. Curtis Staples
15. Tony Bennett
16. Rodney Monroe
17. Jeff Fryer
18. Stephen Curry
19. Wesley Person
20. Donald Williams
21. Chris Lofton
22. Brett Blizzard
23. Jason Matthews
24. Taquan Dean
25. Shawn Respert

07-13-2008, 08:56 AM
Jeff Fryer was absolutely unreal. Does anyone remember the full-on sprinting 3-pointer from the corner he hit against Michigan? He shot it sideways, yet had great form! Zagco thinks he was trying to save the ball and just decided to shoot it. He could get 3-point shots off from his knees. He was like a giant, ameoba-lik 3-point shot with two legs and two arms.

Don't know his stats, but Orlando Lightfoot was freakishly deadly from deep, and it seems like he was shooting a lotof NBA-range 3's even though he didn't need to. He was also tall for a shooter.

07-13-2008, 09:39 AM
Imagine Pete Maravich and Rick Mount( and many others) with a three point line.

07-13-2008, 09:41 AM
If the college three-point line existed with Larry Bird and the guys you mentioned and some others, they would have been scoring 60+ points per game. The college 3-point line, while it's been improved, has been a joke. Remember the old ACC 3-point line? That was a layup.

Guys like Steve Kerr are often overlooked for the more razzly-dazzly players. A huge part of the Chicago Bulls domination and greatness, though, was that they were smart enough to have three of the best distance shooters of their time and all-time in guys like Jim Paxson, Craig Hodges, and Steve Kerr. Those guys, shooters all, really forced defenses into some impossible choices. The Bulls showed everyone how pure shooters can be used in the NBA. Too often, like someone else said above, basketball people spend too much analyzing what people cannot do and trying to force them to do it, rather than taking someone's greatness and utilizing it.

07-13-2008, 10:01 AM
I recall the original ACC three point line as being inside the top of the key.

07-13-2008, 12:56 PM
No Steve Alford?

07-13-2008, 02:58 PM
Based on the performance of last year's NCAA tournament, I think there is a high likelihood that Stephen Curry will move up on the list.

07-13-2008, 03:26 PM
Here's a link to a story that has a picture of the original ACC 3-point line. It was about 17'9"


For those of you who weren't around at that time, the old North Carolina teams were notorious for the 4-corners offense, as was Ralph Miller at Oregon State. The 4-corners was a maddening gimmick used by teams at all levels back then. Zagco remembers an Idaho state high school big school title game between Meridian and Highland of Pocatello in 1979 when the Highland Rams tried 4-cornering the game because of Meridian's superior athleticism. It was worse than watching golf or baseball,because literally NOTHING happened for several minutes at a time. Meridian eventually got up by a couple baskets, and then the scoring started happening. Meridian won by like 38-33 or something. It was just painful to watch.

When the ACC adopted that ridiculous line, there were many teams that could easily put 5 position players on the court to hit the shot. It was just silly. The new line is much better, but Zagco continues to believe that basketball should strive for a single distance at all levels.

07-13-2008, 07:33 PM
John Rillie ............ the best

07-13-2008, 07:48 PM
I thought I'd see Scotty Thurman's name on that last.

I'm still shocked he didn't get drafted.

Das Zagger
07-13-2008, 08:22 PM
John Rillie ............ the best

The set shot. Man, it didn't look pretty but if he got an open look, it was in.

07-13-2008, 10:05 PM


07-14-2008, 04:03 AM
couldnt have said it better myself!