Monday, January 11, 2010
Best 3-point shooter at Orrville?
This is in no particular order, and I'll probably forget someone (that's where you will come in)...but here's my list.
1. Kevin Summers - Probably the best one, regardless of where this discussion takes us. Simply not a more pure shooter. There's been guys with prettier shots, but none that could hit the open shot, the contested shot and complete the 4-point play better than Kevin.
2. Chris Royer - He was the king of the "gutsy" 3-pointer, and by that I mean having a clear path to the hoop on a breakout and choosing to pull up from 20' and shoot a 3.
3. Jamie Snyder - In the mold of Royer, was a backup on the '92 title team as a sophomore and then led the team in scoring his senior season.
4. Renauld Ray - One of the best all-around players in Orrville history, didn't make a living behind the arc, but was very accurate and effective with his shot attempts.
5. Kyle Simmons - Who could forget his effort as a freshman at the Canton Fieldhouse the first time he even dressed varsity? The radio guys at WQKT didn't even know who he was. They'd know who he was from then on. His shot mechanics were maybe the most pure of anyone on this list.
6. Jacob Bolyard - A recent entry, but one that certainly deserves to be on the list. He's added an inside game to his deadly shooting. Has "anywhere in the gym" range.
7. Tom Snyder - led his team in scoring in both his junior and senior seasons, one of only 14 Red Rider basketball players to accomplish that.
So there's my list of 7. As far as how I'd rank them, I'd rather not, only to say that Kevin Summers would be my #1 and Royer my #2.. The other 5 could fall anywhere from #3 to #7 depending on what day it was.
There's plenty of "fringe" guys that could make the second half of this list...guys like Rocky Smith, Brandon Short, Mekos Denson, Marcel Denson, Damon Robinson, Tommy Brenner, Dee Simpson and Coop DeHart.
What say you? Who am I selling short? Agree or disagree...let's talk.
I guess one question I have is who holds the record for most 3 pointers made? I'd assume Summers, but would like to know that actual # of 3's made. I'd guess it would have to be upwards of 150.