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Ranking the Best Three-Point Shooters Under Calipari

image via UKAthletics

image via UKAthletics

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When one thinks of the Calipari era, what first comes to mind is the plethora of athletes and immense talent that UK has amassed. An area that hasn’t been up to snuff, though, when compared to the other aspects of the game is three-point shooting. But, this doesn’t mean that UK hasn’t had their fair share of long-range snipers, because they have. Here are the best five:

 

5. Darius Miller (Career Stats: 175/463, 37.8%, Best Season: 58/131, 44.3%): As frustrating as Miller’s career was at times, he was generally always able to knock down the open three pointer. He wasn’t the best at creating his own shot, but he was an incredibly smart bomber, as he seemingly always made the correct decision of when to shoot it or when to swing it on the perimeter or when to pump fake and take the mid-range j.

 

4. Aaron Harrison (Career Stats: 62/174, 35.7%, Best Season: Same): Ok, so we all know why Harrison made this list. His season percentage may not blow you out of the water, but let’s make things clear: he is on this list for his postseason heroics. I don’t need to recap you on that, do I? Ok, good.

 

3. Kyle Wiltjer (Career Stats: 90/231, 39%, Best Season: 35/81, 43.2%): Wiltjer might not be the greatest at creating his own shot, but when he was open it was probably going in (especially his freshman year). Kyle became a bit streaky his sophomore year, but his ability to stretch the defense was something that this year’s team could have used throughout the year.

 

2. Brandon Knight (Career Stats: 87/231, 37.7%, Best Season: Same): As a point guard, most of Knight’s three-point shooting came from his own doing. Knight was fantastic at creating his own shot and knocked down big three-pointers all season long. Knight’s percentages might not be as high as Wiltjer or Miller, but he could knock down tougher shots than either of them.

 

1. Doron Lamb (Career Stats: 144/303, 47.5%, Best Season: 68/140, 48.6%): Make no doubt about it, Lamb is one of the best three-point shooters in Kentucky basketball, and is the best in terms of percentages. Lamb was automatic from beyond the arc during his two seasons at UK, and none of his three’s were as big as the three he hit in the national championship game against Kansas.

 

Honorable Mentions: Julius Mays, James Young, Darnell Dodson

 

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Article written by Ben Ward

17 Comments for Ranking the Best Three-Point Shooters Under Calipari



  1. Luther
    9:36 pm May 18, 2014 Permalink

    Baaaa…

    Baaaa…

    Lamb…

    Lamb…



    • Luther
      10:13 pm May 18, 2014 Permalink

      Derp….

      Derp….

      I’m an idiot….

      Seriously, an idiot…..



  2. Mark Payne
    9:37 pm May 18, 2014 Permalink

    Darius Miller should be #2 on this list.



    • Chaz
      9:58 pm May 18, 2014 Permalink

      I don’t know about elevating him to #2, but he’s more than #5. Consider he also brought rebounding, mid-range shooting, ball handling, defense and stability in tough situations to that 2012 team. Wish we had someone like him on every year’s squad.
      Oh, and dunks…yes Dunks.



  3. Andrew
    9:57 pm May 18, 2014 Permalink

    Bledsoe should be on the list. Wiltjer should not be.



  4. Cincy Cayt
    10:13 pm May 18, 2014 Permalink

    I put quality over quantity and Aaron at #2 right behind Lamb. Those three clutch 3’s are in a league of their own. Lamb is still #1 since his in part brought us a FF and #8.



  5. trueblue
    10:38 pm May 18, 2014 Permalink

    Once again more question’s for the johnny come lately’s.



  6. Rex's Mullet
    10:52 pm May 18, 2014 Permalink

    1. Lamb
    2. Wiltjer
    3. Miller
    4. Knight
    5. Harrison



  7. bosshogg24
    11:00 pm May 18, 2014 Permalink

    What about Derrick Miller, has this writer heard of him?



    • well
      11:15 pm May 18, 2014 Permalink

      did he play for cal?



    • Reading Rainbow
      11:44 pm May 18, 2014 Permalink

      What part of “Under Cal” or “in the last decade” do 90% of the comment section posters not comprehend?

      Title: Greatest 3-Point Marksmen Under Calipari

      comment #1: Why in the world would you losers leave off Tony freakin’ DELK?!?!?!?!?! No Cameron Mills? I hate this site!!!!

      Every. Time.



    • Reading Rainbow
      11:47 pm May 18, 2014 Permalink

      Pick up a book some time – and read it. It’s great practice.



  8. Doron was a stud
    1:24 am May 19, 2014 Permalink

    I think Lamb was very underrated. Every time he touched the ball, he made something good happen. He is probably about my favorite player of all the Cal players.



    • rahrah
      7:37 am May 19, 2014 Permalink

      Absolutely underrated! No championship without Doron. AND world’s best tweeter. #BBNforever



  9. Adam Fields
    2:01 am May 19, 2014 Permalink

    First off great offseason post. Aaron Harrison is my pick for greatest shooter Cal has recruited then Lamb then Knight. Really splitting hairs between the three of them



  10. Weston
    8:56 am May 19, 2014 Permalink

    ^^^^AMEN^^^^