I’m afraid this is partly the Steph Curry effect, but the game has really changed the last few years. Now it seems like everyone is in the mood to shoot 3’s…and a lot of them. Interestingly, our Hogs were #293 last week in jacking up 3’s, yet led the SEC at #13 nationally in 3pt field goal percent.
No doubt about it. I play a lot of ball with kids at my local community center. Kids these days are terrific shooters. They have range I could only dream of. Unfortunately, that is all too many of them want to do. I’ll get a rebound and expect to see someone cutting to the basket. Instead I look up and see 3 kids spotting up behind the arc. As for our Hogs, could it be that Mike Anderson is channeling a coach from our past not named Nolan Richardson? Eddie Sutton may have coached us in a different era with different rules, but the key to his team’s high shooting % was good shot selection. I think Mike is really preaching that with this team. Make the extra pass and get a better look at the basket.