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    Does the new womens 3 point distance hurt or help us?

    Novice ISU womens bball fan here. I know we generally live or die with the outside shot, but does this hurt or help? If we had a dominant inside game I don't think it would really matter, but I can't help to think this is bad news at first glance.

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    Re: Does the new womens 3 point distance hurt or help us?

    it won't hurt because when u watch most the time they are behind the men's line anyway


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    Re: Does the new womens 3 point distance hurt or help us?

    I think it will hurt...yes most shots are further out than the line, but moving it out will impact how a shooter sets up. They will adjust in time, but short term I think it will impact percentages.



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    Re: Does the new womens 3 point distance hurt or help us?

    Good deal. Nice to know. Thanks.


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    Re: Does the new womens 3 point distance hurt or help us?

    I'd like to see the hoop dropped to 9 foot 6 inches. This would add more excitement to the game by bringing the game to the players. The inside game would be emphasized and the outside shot would increase in %. Overall strength is a factor for women. This was addressed when the ball was reduced in size. I think the hoop would be the final piece.

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    Re: Does the new womens 3 point distance hurt or help us?

    Quote Originally Posted by IceCyIce View Post
    I'd like to see the hoop dropped to 9 foot 6 inches. This would add more excitement to the game by bringing the game to the players. The inside game would be emphasized and the outside shot would increase in %. Overall strength is a factor for women. This was addressed when the ball was reduced in size. I think the hoop would be the final piece.

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    Interesting idea. Have never heard this before. I don't think it will ever happen, but I think it makes a lot of sense.



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    Re: Does the new womens 3 point distance hurt or help us?

    Quote Originally Posted by IceCyIce View Post
    I'd like to see the hoop dropped to 9 foot 6 inches. This would add more excitement to the game by bringing the game to the players. The inside game would be emphasized and the outside shot would increase in %. Overall strength is a factor for women. This was addressed when the ball was reduced in size. I think the hoop would be the final piece.
    That would make it pretty easy for players like Brittney Griner to slam it down everytime.



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    Re: Does the new womens 3 point distance hurt or help us?

    It would accentuate the inside game as well as improve the outside at the same time. Longshot or probabally no shot at getting this through but I'd like to see a year of it. Problem is if you make changes it would be tough to go back



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    Re: Does the new womens 3 point distance hurt or help us?

    The three pt. line might enhance the inside game somewhat - we'll do well with our current front line. Women, generally, can't play "above the rim." They've adapted a game that is uniquely the women's game in which shot making is more important. IMHO, lower the basket and it moves the women's game more toward being just like the men's game, but, not as good.


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    Re: Does the new womens 3 point distance hurt or help us?

    Quote Originally Posted by BenEClone View Post
    IMHO, lower the basket and it moves the women's game more toward being just like the men's game, but, not as good.
    It also screws up girls who spent their entire lives shooting at 10-foot hoops.



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    Re: Does the new womens 3 point distance hurt or help us?

    Quote Originally Posted by IceCyIce View Post
    I'd like to see the hoop dropped to 9 foot 6 inches. This would add more excitement to the game by bringing the game to the players. The inside game would be emphasized and the outside shot would increase in %. Overall strength is a factor for women. This was addressed when the ball was reduced in size. I think the hoop would be the final piece.

    PS. I have three girls.
    You're joking.



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    Re: Does the new womens 3 point distance hurt or help us?

    I hear another proposal will be for WBB to rock bikinis during games.


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    Re: Does the new womens 3 point distance hurt or help us?

    Quote Originally Posted by Palmer View Post
    I hear another proposal will be for WBB to rock bikinis during games.
    Do you really want to see Brittney Griner "rock" a bikini on her next trip to Hilton? I just threw up in my mouth a little!!



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    Do you really want to see Brittney Griner "rock" a bikini on her next trip to Hilton? I just threw up in my mouth a little!!
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    Re: Does the new womens 3 point distance hurt or help us?

    Hurts us IMO.



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