In reference to the note on Saturdayâs front page of DBR about Chip Engellandâs 3-point percentage in 1983, you wonder if that was the best in the ACC that year. It wasnât â N.C. Stateâs Terry Gannon hit .589 (53-of-90) and was recognized as the ACC leader.
While thatâs the highest single-season percentage (of players with enough attempts to qualify), thatâs not the official ACC record. Because of the short (17-9) length itâs in its own category. The official record (at 19-9) is held by a Dukie â Christian Laettnerâs .557 (54-of-97).
Itâs a tough record â the distance moved to 20-9 before the 2009 season. The ACC, while ignoring the one year at 17-9, treats the 19-9 (22 years) and 20-9 records (five years) the same. Although if you wanted a separate record, Jack McClinton of Miami has the best 3-point percentage in the five 20-9 seasons at .453 (101-223) in 2009.