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In the last 8 years we've only had 3 teams shoot over 35% from trey land, none since 2007-2008:

2010-2011 32.9%
2009-2010 31.0%
2008-2009 34.1%
2007-2008 36.1%
2006-2007 32.1%
2005-2006 36.6%
2004-2005 34.7%
2003-2004 40.2%

We lost Kemba (33%), JCM (28.6%) and Donell Beverly (42.7%, only 15 attempts)

Here are the notable people returning and what they shot last year:

Lamb 36.8%
Shabaaz 32.6%
Roscoe 30.1%
Giffey 32.4%

By all accounts, DD and Boatright are very good shooters.. although we have heard that before (see: Scottie Haralson)

I expect Lamb to be around 40%, and Shabaaz and Roscoe to be closer to 35% than 30%. When it's all said and done I expect this team to be over 35% for the first time in 5 years.
 
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dont think it matters too much since we won last year without relying so much on the 3 point line.
 
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The inside presence of this team should get them more open looks. The years they've had multiple low post threats (04, 05, 06, 08, and 09) they have avereged 36.3%. This will be another Calhoun pick your poison team.
 
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Having AD on board is BIG for many reasons. Outside JS % should get a bump from teams not being able to cheat to the outside. You leave SN, RS or JL to cover AO and AD in the paint they are going to kick it back out so fast it will make your eyes bleed for an open JS. When it was just AO (no knock on AO) and RS teams did not have to fear many passes out of the paint to our shooters, AD seems to be really good at that sort of thing.
 
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dont think it matters too much since we won last year without relying so much on the 3 point line.

Just because teams can win without shooting well from deep, doesn't mean it wouldn't make us better to be more efficient from out there.
 

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Just because teams can win without shooting well from deep, doesn't mean it wouldn't make us better to be more efficient from out there.
Bingo. the NC game was ugly. would have been nicer to see us score 70 points. having better 3 point shooting just gives more options.
 
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33% from the beyond arc is the same as 50% from inside the arc.

If you shoot 12 shots beyond the arc and make 33%, four of 'em. you get 12 points.

If you shoot 12 shots inside the arc and make 50%, six of 'em, you get 12 points.

So in my book around 33% is pretty good.
 
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We only have 2 players who shoot 50% inside the arc. Oriakhi (not a 3 point shooter) and Lamb.



2pt 3pt Total
Jeremy Lamb 55% 37% 49%
Alex Oriakhi 51% 51%
Shabazz Napier 42% 33% 37%
Roscoe Smith 43% 30% 38%
Niels Giffey 47% 32% 40%
Donnell Beverly 33% 47% 37%
Tyler Olander 38% 0% 37%

If you're really efficient inside the arc then yes I agree, but none of our returning players other than Lamb are (who is goign to shoot the most 3's anyways)

If we shoot the same exact amount of 3's, but make 37% instead of 33% we get 2 more points a game. Doesn't sound like much.. but every extra point matters.
 
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Thanks for those numbers, Ben. 55% inside the arc is terrific for a wing player (Lamb).
 
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Sure we'll probably get more looks outside from the fact that teams may have to double Andre or focus more on our bigs than last year, but having guys like kemba that can penetrate and get fouled was very underrated last year as opposed to shooting a lower percentage shot without getting fouled
 
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Kemba was OK but not great from behind the arc. Lamb should improve as natural progression but will he get more attention on the perimeter with Kemba gone? Probably. The AO/AD duo should necessitate more sagging however.

Shabazz looks to be a similar 3-point shooter as Kemba, Lamb should improve, Roscoe should improve also, and with more respect for the interior and the addition of Daniels who is reputed to be an excellent 3-point shooter the odds seem to be in favor of more effeciency from the arc.

That will be nice and all but I am looking more forward to increased dunking on people's heads.
 
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I think a lot of people will be shocked to see how good a shooter Shabazz is.
 

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JCM could never find his stroke at UConn
I hope you were being funny with this post because if so, it's the funniest thing I've read today.
 
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I think a lot of people will be shocked to see how good a shooter Shabazz is.

My Guess:

Lamb 41%
Shabazz 39%
'Scoe 37%
Boatshow 35%

I think these guys are all going to really turn it up this year.
 
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33% from the beyond arc is the same as 50% from inside the arc.

If you shoot 12 shots beyond the arc and make 33%, four of 'em. you get 12 points.

If you shoot 12 shots inside the arc and make 50%, six of 'em, you get 12 points.

So in my book around 33% is pretty good.

True. However, a 2 point shot is much more likely to draw a foul than a 3 point shot. So going 5/10 from 2 and 5/7 from the line will yield more points than 3/10 or even 4/10 from 3.
 

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True. However, a 2 point shot is much more likely to draw a foul than a 3 point shot. So going 5/10 from 2 and 5/7 from the line will yield more points than 3/10 or even 4/10 from 3.

And have the added benefit of putting more butts on the bench with foul trouble. Also, more garbage points from two pointers, especially when taken to the rim. Let's face it, Jimmy likes the two. It's his style of basketball.
 
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I'm not sure why people keep talking about 2 pointers. I never said we should shoot more 3's, I said we could be more efficient.. which has nothing to do with shooting 2's.

However, as I showed earlier Lamb is the only guard who shoots over 50% from inside the arc so it's not like Roscoe or Shabaaz passing up 2's for 3's is some horrible thing.
 
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I hope you were being funny with this post because if so, it's the funniest thing I've read today.
jcm was terrible at uconn. he had a couple good games but he put up a ton of bricks in his years here.
 
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It would be great to have an outside assassin like Brad Redford will be. Although we won't have the likes of Brad firing up the 3 ball there should be improvement % wise.
 
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