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On ‎6‎/‎8‎/‎2019 at 7:40 PM, screwball said:

I don't know, I was a baseball guy, but it sure will be an interesting conversation, especially the X and O stuff. Wonder what the stat guys can up up with. Then again, what gets into a 3 point specialist's head who now must take another step backward?

I don't know about the collegiate game or lower, but at the professional level there is a gradual decline in accuracy the further away from the basket you get once you get some 15 feet away, but it isn't enough to make the 3-point shot inefficient for the guys who can shoot the rock.

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The NIT last year was played at that distance and the games I followed didn't seen to be as efficient from that distance.  I'm sure some stats will come out as time goes on how much of a change it made.

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I am sure efficiency will drop, but at least at the professional level it would take a pretty significant change to make the mid-range jumper comparable.

Basically you either want to be shooting within 5 feet of the basket or taking the 3 independent of where the 3 point line is unless it is expanded markedly and the baseline 3 eliminated.

Again, professional level, maybe college is different.

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1 minute ago, Mr. Bigglesworth said:

I am sure efficiency will drop, but at least at the professional level it would take a pretty significant change to make the mid-range jumper comparable.

Basically you either want to be shooting within 5 feet of the basket or taking the 3 independent of where the 3 point line is unless it is expanded markedly and the baseline 3 eliminated.

Again, professional level, maybe college is different.

Yeah. I've seen some people agitating to make the court wider so the baseline 3 could be longer but that doesn't seem to have any traction, yet. Letting a deeper "3" line just run into the side would be a different look. I'd be OK with it.

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On 6/11/2019 at 9:56 AM, screwball said:

The NIT last year was played at that distance and the games I followed didn't seen to be as efficient from that distance.  I'm sure some stats will come out as time goes on how much of a change it made.

Pictures from the MSU camp today showing the new line - or at least a taped on version of it.

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PS - Supposedly Bingham is heavier, X was a monster including draining 3s and Hall looks like the real deal.   Or...that's just all summer hyperbole.

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I have no idea how this shakes out, and the NIT last year is a small SS (for the stat guys).

I like college BB.  They can do what they want and I will watch it (to a point) until they put me in a box.

I'm old.  The 3 point shot changed the game IMO.

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On 6/12/2019 at 1:07 PM, Deleterious said:

I'm glad we have the NCAA to protect kids from monsters like Izzo.

/s

Tom Izzo treated Iron Mountain players to a tour of Breslin. Then, he got an NCAA violation for it

IIRC, Rick Majerus got a violation for picking up one of his players from the airport and taking him to something like a $20 or $25 dinner after this player returned from his father's or mother's funeral and was (very understandably) distraught.

The NCAA are a bunch of hypocrites who care more 10x about following arcane rules when it suits them, ignoring them when it doesn't, and care > 100x more about making money than the student athletes. 

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