Some players are suited for a role as a shooting guard, or at least predisposed to shoot a lot from outside, if not suited to do so.
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A quick glance at those with the highest percentage of their field goal tries from beyond the arc in 2012 reveals a roster well-suited to the second guard's slot.
Among the top seven at letting fly frequently from the bonusphere one name stands out as ill-fitting.
There's no question Duke's Tyler Thornton is a point guard. No one would mistake the 6-1 junior for anything else. Yet only BC's Lonnie Jackson and N.C. State's Scott Wood were more reliant on 3-pointers last year than Thornton, who did make a respectable 35.1 percent from long range.
Thornton's two key late threes sank Kansas in last November's Maui Invitational, so his outside shot may represent a vital, if under-recognized, weapon.
|Pct. 3||Player, School||3FGA-FGA|
|.765||Lonnie Jackson, BC||143-187|
|.748||Scott Wood, NCS||232-310|
|.746||Tyler Thornton, D||77-103|
|.743||Andre Dawkins, D||171-230|
|.727||Terry Whisnant, FS||40-55|
|.721||Paul Jesperson, V||31-43|
|.702||P.J. Hairston, NC||139-198|