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Old 05-16-2018, 08:26 AM   #1
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Old 05-16-2018, 08:32 AM   #2
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Definitely going to be nice player.. He led a good conference in 3pt shooting percentage. Always need guys like that. Buddy was such a good all-around player, but I am trying to remember the last great pure 3pt shooter OU had? Was it Mike Neal?

I am thinking of guys who were more one-dimensional... Kelley Newton, Mike Neal, Eric Martin, Tim Heskett.
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An offseason that appeared from the beginning to be potentially horrendous has turned out to be outstanding. They've done a great job adding Reynolds, Calixte, and Reaves in the last 6 weeks or so.
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honestly could see them doing the same next year. 3-4 freshmen then add a couple transfers.
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Old 05-16-2018, 12:26 PM   #5
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Reaves is the type of player who usually knocks down threes for the other teams we face. Feels good to finally win one for a change!

Definitely a nice get.
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Old 05-17-2018, 02:48 PM   #6
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Definitely going to be nice player.. He led a good conference in 3pt shooting percentage. Always need guys like that. Buddy was such a good all-around player, but I am trying to remember the last great pure 3pt shooter OU had? Was it Mike Neal?

I am thinking of guys who were more one-dimensional... Kelley Newton, Mike Neal, Eric Martin, Tim Heskett.
In the last 18 years, as far as pure 3 point shooters go:

1. Buddy - it's not even close.
2. Kelley Newton
3. JR Raymond
4. Hollis Price
5. Tim Heskett
5. Quannas White
6. Tommy Mason Griffin
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Old 05-17-2018, 02:48 PM   #7
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In the last 18 years, as far as pure 3 point shooters go:

1. Buddy - it's not even close.
2. Kelley Newton
3. JR Raymond
4. Hollis Price
5. Tim Heskett
5. Quannas White
6. Tommy Mason Griffin
No love for Mike Neal? I agree with Kelley Newton. That dude was a machine.
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Old 05-17-2018, 03:23 PM   #8
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In the last 18 years, as far as pure 3 point shooters go:

1. Buddy - it's not even close.
2. Kelley Newton
3. JR Raymond
4. Hollis Price
5. Tim Heskett
5. Quannas White
6. Tommy Mason Griffin
It would have been interesting to see JR Raymond play his final 2 years..... he was good, but Kelvin kicked him off the team for failing 3 drug tests. Didn’t he join the Army or something? He never played college basketball after that.

I wanted to add Brent Price to the list but he played in the early 90’s.
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In the last 18 years, as far as pure 3 point shooters go:

1. Buddy - it's not even close.
2. Kelley Newton
3. JR Raymond
4. Hollis Price
5. Tim Heskett
5. Quannas White
6. Tommy Mason Griffin
Some may not have thought of Quannas, but he shot a very high percentage, especially his senior season. I remember Kelvin making a joke once about how for a guy who wasn't considered a good shooter, he sure made a lot of shots. He rarely took bad shots, and seemed to hit a ton of shots at key moments. I'd have to look at the numbers, but my memory of Raymond was that he was a little streakier than most guys who are considered pure shooters. I may put Neal on this list instead of TMG. He went through a long stretch where I was stunned any time he missed an open three.

BTW, this is a great discussion during an otherwise slow time of the year!
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Pledger had deficiencies but he could shoot.
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I may put Neal on this list instead of TMG. He went through a long stretch where I was stunned any time he missed an open three.
Neal was nothing short of tremendous his first year, but his second year he could barely make anything. I think there was an issue though, might have been an injury? I can't quite place it. I remember like you though, that first year if he hit the rim when he was on, let alone miss, it was a real shock.
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Old 05-23-2018, 06:13 AM   #12
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I looked up Michael Neal's stats, and they are just bizarre. His first year he shot 29% on 2 point field goal attempts. I remember him being a decent player, but statistically he was pretty brutal.


Also, Isiah Cousins was a 40% 3 point shooter for his career. He actually had a higher percentage for his career than Buddy, who really was more of a volume shooter until that ridiculous senior year.
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Pledger had deficiencies but he could shoot.
Streaky shooter. Pledger was good when he was on, not so good when he got off to a slow start.

I actually predicted he could become one of the best three point shooters in our history when he signed with OU—one of many off-the-wall predictions I have been wrong about over the years.
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Old 05-23-2018, 08:40 AM   #14
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Neal was nothing short of tremendous his first year, but his second year he could barely make anything. I think there was an issue though, might have been an injury? I can't quite place it. I remember like you though, that first year if he hit the rim when he was on, let alone miss, it was a real shock.
Multiple injuries. Groin injury, strained Achilles, torn ligaments in his right thumb.
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