Who are the top pure shooters in NCAA Basketball for the 2020-21 season? Here is each conference’s top returning representative.
NCAA Basketball has changed a great deal over the years. Some changes have been for the better and some changes have been for the worse. One thing that has changed for the better is the way the game is played. Every team plays some sort of offense that relies on three-point shots. Yes, even Virginia.
With players like Steph Curry, Damian Lillard, and various other players in the NBA, it makes sense the college game is starting to turn into the style of basketball that is run on the pro circuit. Every coach hits the recruiting trail in search of a shooter who can change the fortunes for their team and be a player that the coach can rely on.
Some teams will have shooters be role players like some teams have the defensive stoppers and rebounders, some teams will have players who have some holes in their game but they can shoot the ball so they will go into the games in order to provide some quick offense. So who are these shooters? Who are the players who coaches are going to rely on for their quick offense, and incite fear in the opposing coaches?
These are all the best returning shooters for the 2020-2021 season. There are a few stipulations that readers should be aware of. The player had to be in Division 1 last season, any of the new schools are not eligible for this list. Incoming freshmen and transfers from the lower divisions and JUCO are not eligible for this list. The list looks at overall shooting not just from deep. The players also had to have at least 100 attempts from deep.
Most of these guys are deadly from deep but some of them are just pure shooters with outstanding shooting percentages and can change a game quickly with their offense. This will look at the shooters from every conference in the NCAA.