List of National Basketball Association annual three-point field goal percentage leaders

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In basketball, a three-point field goal (also known as a "three-pointer" or "3-pointer") is a field goal made from beyond the three-point line, a designated arc radiating from the basket.[1] A successful attempt is worth three points, in contrast to the two points awarded for shots made inside the three-point line. The National Basketball Association's (NBA) three-point shooting leader is the player with the highest three-point field goal percentage in a given season. The statistic was first recognized in the 1979–80 season when the three-point line was first implemented that season. To qualify as a three-point shooting leader, the player must have at least 82 three-point field goals made. This has been the entry criteria since the 2013–14 season.[2]

Craig Hodges, Steve Kerr, and Jason Kapono have led the league in three-point shooting for two seasons, while Kyle Korver has led the league in three-point shooting for four seasons. Kapono and Korver are the only players to do so in consecutive seasons. Korver, who shot 53.6% from beyond the arc in the 2009–10 season, holds the all-time record for three-point field goal percentage in a season.

None of the leaders in this statistic have been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Key[edit]

^ Denotes player who is still active in the NBA
Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player had been the
three-point shooting leader up to and including that season
G Guard F Forward C Center

Three-point Shooting Leaders[edit]

Season Player Position[a] Team Games
played
3-point
field goals made
3-point
field goals attempted
3P FG% Ref.
1979–80 Fred Brown G Seattle SuperSonics 80 39 88 .4432 [3]
1980–81 Brian Taylor G San Diego Clippers 80 44 115 .3826 [4]
1981–82 Campy Russell F New York Knicks 77 25 57 .4386 [5]
1982–83 Mike Dunleavy G Chicago Bulls 79 67 194 .3454 [6]
1983–84 Darrell Griffith G Utah Jazz 82 91 252 .3611 [7]
1984–85 Byron Scott G Los Angeles Lakers 81 26 60 .4333 [8]
1985–86 Craig Hodges G Milwaukee Bucks 66 73 162 .4506 [9]
1986–87 Kiki Vandeweghe F Portland Trail Blazers 79 39 81 .4815 [10]
1987–88 Craig Hodges (2) G Milwaukee Bucks
Phoenix Suns
66 86 175 .4914 [9]
1988–89 Jon Sundvold G Miami Heat 68 48 92 .5217 [11]
1989–90 Steve Kerr G Cleveland Cavaliers 78 73 144 .5069 [12]
1990–91 Jim Les G Sacramento Kings 55 71 154 .4610 [13]
1991–92 Dana Barros G Seattle SuperSonics 75 83 186 .4956 [14]
1992–93 B. J. Armstrong G Chicago Bulls 82 63 139 .4532 [15]
1993–94 Tracy Murray F Portland Trail Blazers 66 50 109 .4587 [16]
1994–95 Steve Kerr (2) G Chicago Bulls 82 89 170 .5235 [12]
1995–96 Tim Legler G Washington Bullets 77 128 245 .5224 [17]
1996–97 Glen Rice F Charlotte Hornets 79 207 440 .4705 [18]
1997–98 Dale Ellis G/F Seattle SuperSonics 79 127 274 .4635 [19]
1998–99[b] Dell Curry G Milwaukee Bucks 42 69 145 .4759 [21]
1999–00 Hubert Davis G Dallas Mavericks 79 82 167 .4910 [22]
2000–01 Brent Barry G Seattle SuperSonics 67 109 229 .4760 [23]
2001–02 Steve Smith G San Antonio Spurs 77 116 246 .4715 [24]
2002–03 Bruce Bowen F San Antonio Spurs 82 101 229 .4410 [25]
2003–04 Anthony Peeler G Sacramento Kings 75 68 141 .4823 [26]
2004–05 Fred Hoiberg G Minnesota Timberwolves 76 70 145 .4828 [27]
2005–06 Richard Hamilton G/F Detroit Pistons 80 55 120 .4583 [28]
2006–07 Jason Kapono F Miami Heat 66 108 210 .5143 [29]
2007–08 Jason Kapono (2) F Toronto Raptors 81 57 118 .4831 [29]
2008–09 Anthony Morrow^ G Golden State Warriors 67 86 184 .4674 [30]
2009–10 Kyle Korver^ G/F Utah Jazz 52 59 110 .5364 [31]
2010–11 Matt Bonner^ F/C San Antonio Spurs 66 105 230 .4565 [32]
2011–12[c] Steve Novak^ F New York Knicks 54 133 282 .4716 [34]
2012–13 José Calderón^ G Toronto Raptors
Detroit Pistons
73 130 282 .4610 [35]
2013–14 Kyle Korver^ (2) G/F Atlanta Hawks 71 185 392 .4719 [31]
2014–15 Kyle Korver^ (3) G/F Atlanta Hawks 75 221 449 .4922 [31]
2015–16 J. J. Redick^ G Los Angeles Clippers 75 200 421 .4751 [36]
2016–17 Kyle Korver^ (4) G/F Atlanta Hawks/Cleveland Cavaliers 67 162 359 .4513 [31]
2017–18 Darren Collison^ G Indiana Pacers 69 96 205 .4682 [37]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The player's primary position is listed first.
  2. ^ The 1998–99 season was shortened to 50 games due to the league's lockout.[20] The qualification of this season's three-point field goal percentage leader is to have at least 34 three-point field goals made.[2]
  3. ^ The 2011–12 season was shortened to 66 games due to the league's lockout.[33] The qualification of this season's three-point field goal percentage leader is to have at least 44 three-point field goals made.[2]

References[edit]

General
Specific
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  4. ^ "Brian Taylor Stats". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Campy Russell Stats". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Mike Dunleavy Stats". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Darrell Griffith Stats". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Byron Scott Stats". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  9. ^ a b "Craig Hodges Stats". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Kiki Vandeweghe Stats". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Jon Sundvold Stats". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  12. ^ a b "Steve Kerr Stats". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Jim Les Stats". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  14. ^ "Dana Barros Stats". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  15. ^ "B. J. Armstrong Stats". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  16. ^ "Tracy Murray Stats". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  17. ^ "Tim Legler Stats". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  18. ^ "Glen Rice Stats". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  19. ^ "Dale Ellis Stats". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
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  22. ^ "Hubert Davis Stats". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  23. ^ "Brent Barry Stats". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  24. ^ "Steve Smith Stats". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  25. ^ "Bruce Bowen Stats". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  26. ^ "Anthony Peeler Stats". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  27. ^ "Fred Hoiberg Stats". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  28. ^ "Richard Hamilton Stats". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  29. ^ a b "Jason Kapono Stats". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  30. ^ "Anthony Morrow Stats". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  31. ^ a b c d "Kyle Korver Stats". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  32. ^ "Matt Bonner Stats". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved February 13, 2012. 
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  35. ^ "José Calderón Stats". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 27, 2012. 
  36. ^ "J.J. Redick Stats". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 14, 2016. 
  37. ^ "Darren Collison Stats". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 12, 2018.