By Stefan Djordjevic/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Three-point shooting has become one of, if not the most important offensive category in basketball and every team aims to have at the very least one player that specializes in it.
The Basketball Champions League has seen many great sharpshooters over the years and this season has been no exception.
Eurohoops picked out ten players that have been on fire from long range their teams so far in the 2020-21 campaign.
Keep in mind that the list includes only the players (one per team) who’ve attempted five or more three-point shots per game and they’ve made at least half of them.
The list is not a ranking but is sorted according to percentages, starting from the player with the highest.
Three-pointers: 14-20 (70%)
Points per game: 13.5
RJ Hunter is no stranger to the Basketball Champions League. He played in the competition last season with Turk Telekom. It was his first year in Europe after four in the NBA and the G League.
Over 11 games with Turk Telekom, he averaged 42.7% from the three-point range while this season, he found himself wearing the Galatasaray jersey and he’s been banking in 70% of his long-range shots in the four games so far.
Three-pointers: 16-24 (66.7%)
Points per game: 22.3
Steven Gray has spent his whole career playing across Europe and he’s been with Peristeri since 2018. H’s been known for his great three-point shooting but this season could be his best yet.
He lit the Basketball Champions League on fire in Persiteri’s first game this season with a record-breaking performance worth 47 PIR. Gray banked in 10-13 threes on his way to 39 points.
— Basketball Champions League (@BasketballCL) November 17, 2020
Team: Hapoel Holon
Three-pointers: 14-24 (58.3%)
Points per game: 14.8
Whether it was in the NBA Summer League, the G League, France, Turkey, EuroCup or Basketball Champions League, Isaiah Miles consistently produced ample points from the three-point line and he’s been doing it in his debut BCL season as well.
Miles has been shooting 58.3% from deep and his case has the biggest difference between the individual and team three-point percentages (36.2%) on this list. Goes to show how important he’s been for Holon this season.