by Drew Cannon on Monday, July 30, 2012
If you ask yourself one day, “Who’s the best defensive rebounder in the country?”, what do you do? Well, you click over to the Kenpom defensive rebounding percentage leaderboards. The guy who’s first isn’t necessarily the answer, but even with some serious teammate and opponent troubles, it’s tough for that top guy to escape the top ten or fifteen. If you ask yourself, “Who’s the best shotblocker?”, the same is true. There’s a statistic built to answer that specific question.
So what statistic answers the question, “Who’s the best three-point shooter in the country?”
Well, it’s not three-point percentage. Let’s set the bar at, say, a minimum of 100 three-point attempts, and look at last season’s three-point percentage leaders.