Naz, Niang, Thomas, McGee - Who wins the 3 point contest?

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Lamoni

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This question came up on a podcast with Matt Thomas (the question in the pod had Hoiberg instead of McGee) and it got me thinking. My initial gut reaction was Niang wins but then I started looking at the stats and here are my current rankings:

1. Matt Thomas - He has shot over 47% over the past 3 years in Spain and Toronto.
2. Tyrus McGee - If he is hot...look out
3. Georges Niang - Rolls out of bed hitting shots
4. Naz Long - More of a testament to the other 3 guys being so good.

Who else is in the conversation?

Matt Thomas Podcast link:
https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/moonlightgrahamshow/MattThomasFinal.mp3
 
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Thomasrickj

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This question came up on a podcast with Matt Thomas (the question in the pod had Hoiberg instead of McGee) and it got me thinking. My initial gut reaction was Niang wins but then I started looking at the stats and here are my current rankings:

1. Matt Thomas - He has shot over 47% over the past 3 years in Spain and Toronto.
2. Tyrus McGee - If he is hot...look out
3. Georges Niang - Rolls out of bed hitting shots
4. Naz Long - More of a testament to the other 3 guys being so good.

Who else is in the conversation?

Matt Thomas Podcast link:
https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/moonlightgrahamshow/MattThomasFinal.mp3
Don’t forget about Donovan Jackson. He was lights out.
 
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I-stateTheTruth

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Thomas would win it, most days. Mc3 could hang with him from time to time.

Matt set the record in the Spanish league's 3-pt contest last year for most points out of 3 rounds. I don't think he missed as many as 5 out of 25 in any of the 3 rounds:

 

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During Tyrus’s senior year he sat at my table for Cy’s house of trivia. I asked him who on the team (including Hoiberg) would win a three point contest. Tyrus just laughed and said that he would win hands down.
 

Lamoni

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Sullivan and Jackson would be interesting additions. I would probably put Sullivan in the top 3. It seems like Thomas's confidence has gone to another level since he left Iowa State, he is a perfect fit as a role player in the NBA.

With that said... no one gets hotter than Tyrus.
 

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My initial thought was Tyrus, but he's too much of a "jump" shooter and could get more fatigued. Whereas Naz doesn't jump much and has a quick release. George's release is too slow. Thomas has a good balance ofall those factors (release, jump, etc). I would go with him, but it would be a heck of a contest.

Throw in DJack, Sully, Chistopherson, Willoughby. That would be a fun tournament. And I think Tyrese could do better than people think.
 

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Someone needs to talk Jamie/prohm into setting this up as a fundraiser event. I would think you could easily snag Miami, max, Thomas and McGee. Don’t know how accessible Sullivan and the others would be, but that would be fun to watch
 

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Not sure who wins, but if the contest required you to come sprinting around a screen and shoot fading away from 24 ft with a hand in your face, Tyrus takes the cake. That guy was something else.
 

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This question came up on a podcast with Matt Thomas (the question in the pod had Hoiberg instead of McGee) and it got me thinking. My initial gut reaction was Niang wins but then I started looking at the stats and here are my current rankings:

1. Matt Thomas - He has shot over 47% over the past 3 years in Spain and Toronto.
2. Tyrus McGee - If he is hot...look out
3. Georges Niang - Rolls out of bed hitting shots
4. Naz Long - More of a testament to the other 3 guys being so good.

Who else is in the conversation?

Matt Thomas Podcast link:
https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/moonlightgrahamshow/MattThomasFinal.mp3
Dedric Willoughby.
 
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Dandy

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The one in the NBA that is getting paid to shoot threes...

Matt Thomas wins and it's not even a contest.
 

LanningIsBakersDaddy

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With how well Matt is doing and the reputation he has created for himself as a shooter, how long until he gets a chance at the NBA 3 point contest? I would love to watch that
 
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