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Has the 3-point shot ruined college basketball?

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#1 WJ

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 03:28 PM

Yes. It encourages players to take lower percentage shots, it's dull, and the line isn't far enough out to warrant the extra point.

Edited by WJ, 22 March 2012 - 08:45 PM.


#2 Seth Stohs

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 09:57 PM

Being boring is what ruined college basketball. All the good players being in the NBA ruined college basketball.

#3 Parker Hageman

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 07:16 AM

Not as much as MTV's Rock N Jock's 25-point shot has.

#4 Harrison Greeley III

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 08:53 AM

Yes. It encourages players to take lower percentage shots, it's dull, and the line isn't far enough out to warrant the extra point.


An open 3 can be a higher percentage shot than a contested 15 footer. Especially when you factor in Points/attempt.

But yes, the line should be where the NBA 3 point line is. There's almost no point to attempting a 2 that isn't a lay up or dunk. The other thing I'd change is the 35 second shot clock because it encourages 15 seconds of aimless perimeter dribbling before getting serious about running a play.