With the NCAA Tournament about to begin, I decided that it was time to do anoyher article on the art of shooting the basketball. In order to do this I had to think of the 10 best shooters I ever witnessed shoot a basketball in college. We have seen people who could score in college basketball, but we haven’t had but a few pure shooters come through who can just light it up. My list will begin in 1988 since that is about the time I learned to appreciate the art of shooting. Therefore players like Bernard King, Larry Bird, Craig Hodges and others will not appear since I never saw them play a college game.
As I began constructing this list I started thinking of far too many players who dominated the college game, but when I narrowed it down to the ability to but the biscuit in the basket, well that list kept getting narrower and narrower.
The list will count them down in order from number 10 to number 1.
Let’s take a look.
10. Mitch Richmond – Dubbed “The Rock” Richmond was drafted 5th overall in the 1988 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors, following two years at Kansas State, where he averaged 20 points per game, and two years at Moberly Junior College in Missouri. Before joining the NBA, Richmond also competed in the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul.