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I don't think it's fair to judge Nana on his 3 point percentage so far this year. I think he still can be the knock down shooter we all hope, but maybe not this year. The minutes are generally after he has been sitting on the bench for the first 38 minutes of the game, he is coming in cold, and isn't playing with guys who are going to be setting him up for open looks. Also it looks like he is forcing his shots, because he wants to give himself a real chance in the 60 seconds at a time he has.

 

A little bit of the same can be said for Jack as well,'. Jack at least gets a few more "real" minutes than Nana, but it's still hard to come in cold when everyone else is already in the flow of the game.

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2 minutes ago, uneblinstu said:

3 point defense is also up quite a bit from last year. Currently sitting at 109.

I'm sure the Boston College game has a lot to do with that.  But our defense wasn't any better...they missed a dumpload of open threes. KU won't miss those.

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4th straight game above 40% and 5 of 6. That's starting to become a trend. If they'd shot at that four game pace for the whole season, they'd be a top 5 3 point shooting %. If they'd shot at that 6 game pace for the whole season, they'd be a top 25 team from behind the arc. But because four of the first five games they only hit at 30%, they're sitting just outside the top 100. If they hit at their 4 game pace (9/20) they could jump into the top 60.

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1 hour ago, uneblinstu said:

4th straight game above 40% and 5 of 6. That's starting to become a trend. If they'd shot at that four game pace for the whole season, they'd be a top 5 3 point shooting %. If they'd shot at that 6 game pace for the whole season, they'd be a top 25 team from behind the arc. But because four of the first five games they only hit at 30%, they're sitting just outside the top 100. If they hit at their 4 game pace (9/20) they could jump into the top 60.

 

Raises a couple of questions for me.

If we're making these shots because of taking good looks, how much can we increase our 3pt attempts by also taking some so-so looks?

Can we sell out a bit more with guards on the defensive rebounding end at the expense of losing some of our easier transition baskets?

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I think it will get better as the year goes on. Either Jordy will start making some shots in the paint which will eventually lead to some inside out or we will play ‘small’ with five shooters on the floor and open up more space for drive draw and kick.  We have a lot of guys that can shoot it and as they get more comfortable hopefully the looks will get better and the bad shot selection will lessen. I like how we shoot it when we are active on offense and moving away from the ball. 

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