NBA’s Best 18 PT/GM 3PT Shooters :
Above is a list of all the players in the history of the NBA who have scored 18 points a game while shooting at least 35% from the three point line and for whom 10% of their field goal attempts result in made 3 pointers. I set the age range at 24-32, and the data is cumulative across all seasons.
The list only contains 11 players. I put the 18 point requirement in place to differentiate great shooting lead scorers from low minutes / low usage 3 point specialists like Kerr or Korver. There were quite a few players who scored 18 points and shot at least 35% from the 3 point line. For this particular age range, Michael Jordan actually made the list (as did Bird and Dirk). However, nobody would consider Jordan a great three point shooter. To disqualify great scorers who happened to shoot well from deep without shooting often from deep, I added the 3P/FGA criteria. Players had to make 0.1 three point shots for every shot attempted from the field – essentially 10% of all shots taken must result in made three point baskets.
I sorted the list by true shooting percentage to illustrate who was the most efficient of these high volume, high percentage three point shooters. The answer, not surprisingly, is Reggie Miller at a staggering 63% TS mark.