List of NBA season leaders in three-point field goal percentage

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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 55 three-point field goals made. This has been the entry criteria since the 1999–2000 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 three 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
player
3-point
field goals made
3-point
field goals attempted
3P FG% Ref.
1979–80 Brown, FredFred Brown G Seattle SuperSonics 80 39 88 .4432 [3]
1980–81 Taylor, BrianBrian Taylor G San Diego Clippers 80 44 115 .3826 [4]
1981–82 Russell, CampyCampy Russell F New York Knicks 77 25 57 .4386 [5]
1982–83 Dunleavy, MikeMike Dunleavy G Chicago Bulls 79 67 194 .3454 [6]
1983–84 Griffith, DarrellDarrell Griffith G Utah Jazz 82 91 252 .3611 [7]
1984–85 Scott, ByronByron Scott G Los Angeles Lackers 81 26 60 .4333 [8]
1985–86 Hodges, CraigCraig Hodges G Milwaukee Bucks 66 73 162 .4506 [9]
1986–87 Vandeweghe, KikiKiki Vandeweghe F Portland Trail Blazers 79 39 81 .4815 [10]
1987–88 Hodges, CraigCraig Hodges (2) G Milwaukee Bucks
Phoenix Suns
66 86 175 .4914 [9]
1988–89 Sundvold, JonJon Sundvold G Miami Heat 68 48 92 .5217 [11]
1989–90 Kerr, SteveSteve Kerr G Cleveland Caveliers 78 73 144 .5069 [12]
1990–91 Les, JimJim Les G Sacramento Kings 55 71 154 .4610 [13]
1991–92 Barros, DanaDana Barros G Seattle SuperSonics 75 83 186 .4956 [14]
1992–93 Armstrong, B. J.B. J. Armstrong G Chicago Bulls 82 63 139 .4532 [15]
1993–94 Murray, TracyTracy Murray F Portland Trail Blazers 66 50 109 .4587 [16]
1994–95 Kerr, SteveSteve Kerr (2) G Chicago Bulls 82 89 170 .5235 [12]
1995–96 Legler, TimTim Legler G Washington Bullets 77 128 245 .5224 [17]
1996–97 Rice, GlenGlen Rice F Charlotte Hornets 79 207 440 .4705 [18]
1997–98 Ellis, DaleDale Ellis G/F Seattle SuperSonics 79 127 274 .4635 [19]
1998–99[b] Curry, DellDell Curry G Milwaukee Bucks 42 69 145 .4759 [21]
1999–00 Davis, HubertHubert Davis G Dallas Mavericks 79 82 167 .4910 [22]
2000–01 Barry, BrentBrent Barry G Seattle SuperSonics 67 109 229 .4760 [23]
2001–02 Smith, SteveSteve Smith G San Antonio Spurs 77 116 246 .4715 [24]
2002–03 Bowen, BruceBruce Bowen F San Antonio Spurs 82 101 229 .4410 [25]
2003–04 Peeler, AnthonyAnthony Peeler G Sacramento Kings 75 68 141 .4823 [26]
2004–05 Hoiberg, FredFred Hoiberg G Minnesota Timberwolves 76 70 145 .4828 [27]
2005–06 Hamilton, RichardRichard Hamilton G/F Detroit Pistons 80 55 120 .4583 [28]
2006–07 Kapono, JasonJason Kapono F Miami Heat 66 108 210 .5143 [29]
2007–08 Kapono, JasonJason Kapono (2) F Toronto Raptors 81 57 118 .4831 [29]
2008–09 Morrow, AnthonyAnthony Morrow^ G Golden State Warriors 67 86 184 .4674 [30]
2009–10 Korver, KyleKyle Korver^ F Utah Jazz 52 59 110 .5364 [31]
2010–11 Bonner, MattMatt Bonner^ F/C San Antonio Spurs 66 105 230 .4565 [32]
2011–12[c] Novak, SteveSteve Novak^ F New York Knicks 54 133 282 .4716 [34]
2012–13 Calderón, JoséJosé Calderón^ G Toronto Raptors
Detroit Pistons
73 130 282 .4610 [35]
2013–14 Korver, KyleKyle Korver^ (2) F Atlanta Hawks 71 185 392 .4719 [31]
2014–15 Korver, KyleKyle Korver^ (3) F Atlanta Hawks 75 221 449 .4922 [31]

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 45 three-point field goals made.[2]

References[edit]

General
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