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Best Marquette shooters by zone 2018-19

I am as big a fan of Kirk Goldsberry’s shot chart visualizations as about anything else on the internet. So when he put this out last night, I knew I had to try and recreate it.

It’s nowhere near as aesthetically pleasing, but I think conveys quite a bit of info in one image.

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I did use 20 shots as the minimum, where possible, and just went with the top mark where the threshold wasn’t met.

The first thing that stands out to me is Sam Hauser having the highest percentage at the rim. With players like Theo John and Ed Morrow, bigs who don’t stray very far from the paint, it’s almost unheard of to have a wing top their numbers. But Sam’s prowess extends to just about every part of the mid-range as well. He completely owns the left baseline.

Markus Howard’s prowess from just inside the 3-point arc was also fascinating. Those are usually the most inefficient shots you can take, but when you hit 15/20, it makes sense to keep firing away.

And we have been spoiled by his shooting for three years now, but the accuracy he has on that kind of volume is absurd. Not to mention he’s doing it at a higher level of difficulty than almost anyone in the country.

Finally, Sacar is thriving on that right had baseline and midrange. The volume isn’t huge, but as he continues to gain confidence, it will be a huge asset the rest of this year into next.

 

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