STEP ONE: Three Point Shot
The Washington Huskies Men’s Basketball Team will not “outbig” anyone this season. As such, they’ve got to plan accordingly.
One statistic that jumps off the page is the fact that the Washington Huskies can rework their three-point shooting. In the 2016-2017 season, opponents were 39.9 percent accurate at three-point range, while the Huskies sank just 35.4 percent of their shots.
That needs to change.
Three-point Shooting Helps Team
Shooting 40 percent at three-point range is the equivalent of 60 percent within the arc. For a team hoping to change their fortunes, that seems like a logical place to start.
Matisse Thybulle and David Crisp are two players who are most familiar with that long range shot. However, that does not preclude other players proficiency. And to win the battle of long range, the Huskies must challenge perimeter shots.
There are two ways to win the battle from the arc. Shoot better than your opponent, or force them to shoot worse.