Bumped. GO BRUINS. -N
On the way home from Tempe (yes I'm a glutton for punishment) I got to thinking, "has there ever been a worse shooting Bruin that has been allowed to jack up as many threes as Rags this season?" When I got home, I checked the numbers as far back as I could (unfortunately that was just 14 years, so these stats will encompass the CBH and Lizard eras). First I checked missed threes per game minus made threes per game (a statistic I named the "Inexplicable Green Light Number") and generated the following list:
So while the top portion of the list made sense with ND at #1 and junior year JS at #2 (remember the infamous slump), I realized that AA earned the #6 spot despite shooting over 38% that season by virtue of the fact that he put up 232 attempts. So then I decided to check ND's numbers against some really bad shooters.
Here are the Bruins that took the most threes per game despite shooting less than 30% from downtown:
Two things stood out to me about this list: the difference between first and second (especially when you consider that Jaron Rush's squad averaged 10 more possessions per 40 minutes) and the fact that ND is the only Senior on a list full of freshmen.
I know that saying ND jacks up too many shots for a bad shooter is beating a dead horse around these parts but I thought the numbers were too eye-popping not to share.