Washington Huskies: Country's Best 3-point Shooting Team?
Are the Washington Huskies of the Pac-12 the nation's best perimeter shooting team? Losing first-round point guard Tony Wroten Jr. and his volume and inaccurate shooting may actually make the Huskies a better overall team, especially on the offensive end.
In their season opener, Washington opted for a three guard offense most of the night, led by shooting guards Scott Suggs and C.J. Wilcox. The duo responded by combining for 27 points, including 7-of-10 from 3-point range. Down low, 7-foot center Aziz N'Diaye helped combat the smaller lineup by going off for 16 boards in 32 minutes.
While Suggs missed all of last season, Wilcox hit his 3-point shots at a .403 percent clip, by far and away best on the team, while Suggs hit .450 percent in 2010-11. Even point guard Abdul Gaddy got involved early with a 3-point make. He's another player returning from injury who should impact the Huskies greatly after averaging 8.5 points and 4 assists in '10-'11, shooting .406 from 3-point range in the process.