Ranking the Top 10 3-Point Shooters in College Basketball History

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Ranking the Top 10 3-Point Shooters in College Basketball History
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The three-point shot is the great equalizer in college basketball.

Like the forward pass in football, the addition of the three-point line was once considered a gimmick. It wasn't until the start of the 1986-87 season that it was nationally adopted, but an ability to shoot three-pointers has become one of the most important aspects of college basketball.

It will come as a surprise to no one that Stephen Curry is near the top of the list. The baby-faced assassin made 19 of his 36 three-point attempts in the first three games of the 2008 NCAA tournament, leading Davidson to one of the most surprising Elite Eight appearances in history.

In ranking these top 10 gunners, we considered both accuracy and frequency.

Hats off to Keydren Clark of Saint Peter's for making 435 career three-pointers, but he didn't even warrant an honorable mention while shooting just 36.5 percent for his career. At the other end of the spectrum, Dan Dickau shot 46.2 percent from beyond the arc in his career at Washington and Gonzaga, but he only made 215 three-pointers in those four years.

Instead, these are the top 10 players who made a ton of three-pointers without missing a ton as well.

 

Statistics on the following slides courtesy of NCAA.org, Sports-Reference.com, ESPN.com and KenPom.com (subscription required).

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