Written by Thomas Scott
January 4th, 2020
New year. New rules. For the first time since 2008, college basketball has moved its three point line back. Starting in the 2019-2020 season, the NCAA three point line is now the same distance as the international three point line (22 feet, 1.75 inches).
As, MEAC Conference play begins this weekend we want to highlight some of the shooters who have started the year on fire. To make the BlackBall Sports Sniper list, you must have at least 15 three-pointers made this season.
5.) Ian Kinard, South Carolina State
The 6'8 senior has started the 2019-2020 season on fire. He opened MEAC play scoring 19 points and shooting 5-6 from three. For the year he is shooting 52% from deep.
4.) Joe Bryant Jr., Norfolk State
No sophomore slump in site for this Norfolk, VA native. Bryant has upped his game in almost every statistical category this season. He leads the Spartans in scoring and is shooting 36% from three with 25 makes from long distance.
3.) Joe French, Bethune-Cookman
This 6'5 shooting guard has made an immediate impact for the Wildcats. In prep school, French was known for his scoring ability and even shot 50% from three. As a freshman at BCU, French has contributed immediately shooting 42% from three. He has the potential to be a big scoring threat in MEAC play.
2.) Jermaine Bishop, Norfolk State
Bishop showed flashes of scoring potential early on in his career at the University of Saint Louis. After sitting out due to injury and transfer rules, Bishop has resurrected his career at Norfolk State. The 6'1 guard has already made 40 triples, is shooting 36% from three, and is Norfolk's second leading scorer.
1.) John Crosby, Delaware State
Crosby was forced to sit out last season after transferring from the University of Dayton. This season, the 6'3 guard is proving to be worth the wait. Crosby is currently averaging 22 PPG and has already made 37 triples this year while shooting 41.6% from three.