Ranking the 10 Best Gunners in College Basketball

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Ranking the 10 Best Gunners in College Basketball
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College basketball has seen thousands of good three-point shooters since the line's national introduction in 1986.

The best of the best, however, are the players who don't simply hoist a long shot at every opportunity. A truly great shooter knows how to make his opportunities count.

The 10 shooters you'll read about here don't simply make a lot of shots because they take a ton of triples. They're also among the college game's most efficient at their craft.

A shooter's volume is taken into account, via his number of threes made. His three-point percentage helps determine efficiency. A truly prolific gunner gets the vast majority of his points from outside the arc, so that statistic goes into the mix as well.

Finally, a player's usage ratethe percentage of each player's team's possessions that he ends via basket, turnover or missed shotdetermines how much opportunity each man's coach allows him to shoot the rock.

Of course, there are countless other players who very easily qualify as reliable gunners, so feel free to suggest some. We're a highly cultured lot here at B/R, so I have no doubts that you will all be capable of doing so in a polite, civilized, cultured manner with plenty of statistical evidence to back up your choices.

Once we're all done laughing, we can get started with No. 10.

 

All statistics through games of January 16

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