Chattanooga Mocs Among Nation’s Best 3-Point Shooting Teams

Chattanooga-(WDEF-TV) If you want to see one of the best three-point shooting teams in college basketball, all you have to do is go down to McKenzie Arena.
New Mocs coach Dan Earl brought his three-point shooting system to town, and the Mocs are living it up behind the arc. They set a school record last month bagging 22 treys in one game.

The Mocs are currently second in the nation in three-pointers made per game at twelve. That’s a stat a head coach can enjoy.
Said Earl:”Here at Chattanooga I don’t know if we are looking to be first in the nation, but we certainly like the three-ball. It’s a really good stat to start with because often times as you are looking at another team’s stat sheet, you look immediately at who can make shots on the team, and you guard those guys.”
Said guard Jamal Johnson:”That’s one of the biggest things we focus on. See. Share. Shoot.”
Repeat after me.
See. Share. Shoot.
Said Earl:”But I think it’s fun to play in. Guys want to score points. Guys like to shoot the three. I think it’s also fun to watch.”
The three pointer is open for every man on the Mocs roster.
They had 10 players make a three in a game earlier this year.
Said Johnson:”I mean we’ve got a big man on our team. A 7-footer that can shoot. He’s one of the best shooters on our team, so that makes it easy for everybody.”
Said Earl:”And most of the guys on our team can at least make the shot. If not, they’re really good shooters.”
We all know teams practice free throws, but Chattanooga practices the three.
They run a drill to see how many they can make in 4 and-a-half minutes.
It’s a lot.
82 on this particular drill.
Said Earl:”And the first thing that goes for a lot of college teams is hey, let’s cut the shooting. We can do that later. We rarely if ever cut shooting. That’s going to be a staple of ours. We want the guys to know that we are shooters first. Hopefully ball-players as well and compete and have toughness and defend, but we want to make sure we are shooting every day in practice.”

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