As Insider's Tom Haberstroh explains today, the NBA's 35-year war is over and the 3-pointer has won. With shooting in demand more than ever, teams will be looking to the upcoming NBA draft to add to their perimeter attack. We'll take a look at which possible picks can help most, but before doing that, we have to determine how to choose the best shooters -- a task that's not as easy as it might appear.
When it comes to predicting NBA 3-point percentages, we have to take into account more than just what a player shot from 3-point range in college (or overseas). Because of the high variability in 3-point shooting, especially in small samples like the shorter NCAA season, free throw percentage matters, too.