Johnson Leads the NCAA in Three-Point Field Goal Percentage

Johnson Leads the NCAA in Three-Point Field Goal Percentage

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NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — New Orleans men’s basketball guard Jordan Johnson leads the nation in three-point field goal percentage with nearly 50 percent shooting (.492).

Midway through the conference slate, Johnson proved to be one of the most dynamic shooters in program history. Denver’s transfer hit 65 of 132 shots from beyond the arc, which converts to a 49.2% clip. That mark surpasses Gabe Corchiani who currently holds the single season school record with 48.5% of his shots from long range in the 1986-87 season.

KING POPI. the national leader 3PT % ??#NOLAsTeam ?? x @KingPopi11

— New Orleans Men’s Basketball (@PrivateersHoops) January 31, 2023

Johnson is seventh in the NCAA with three points scored per game (3.42) and 29th in the NCAA with three points scored (65). In the conference, Johnson is first in points per game, third in minutes played per game (32:53) and fifth in field goal percentage (45.9), free throw percentage (80.6 ), assists per game (4.3) and assists. compared to turnover (1.76).

Johnson’s career so far is highlighted by his 39-point game at Houston Christian University on Dec. 30.

His 39 points are the most points scored by a privateer since Jamie McNeily’s 40 points against Denver in 2007 and the most by a privateer on the road since Ledell Eackles scored 45 at FIU in 1988. He has it also tied for eighth place in most runs scored in an individual match.

His eight three-pointers in a single game are tied for the third-most in school history. The record stands at nine – originally set by James Parlow in 2007 and equaled by Bryson Robinson in 2019.

His 12 field goals scored in that game were the most by a privateer since Derek St. Hilaire scored 13 against McNeese on Jan. 16, 2021.

Johnson leads the Privateers in scoring with 17 points per game and 19 PPG in Southland Conference play, assists and steals (1.4 per game). The Memphis native also shoots 80% (.806) at 54 of 67 from the charity strip to lead New Orleans.

The junior has posted double numbers in eight of the last nine matchups and is on a two-game 20-plus point streak after scoring 27 points at the Southeast and 26 points at Lakeside against the Southeast.


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