So who are the best outside shooters in the 2013 Top247? 247Sports takes a look at the top six shooters, lead by Kansas recruit Conner Frankamp.
Conner Frankamp is lethal behind the arc.
No. 42 247Sports/ No. 38 247Composite ranking
6-1, 165-pounds, shooting guard, Wichita (Kan.) North
Kansas is getting a good one in Frankamp. A solid all around player, Frankamp excels at hitting shots from behind the arc. Great on the catch and shoot, Frankamp can also drain them off the dribble.
2. Matt Thomas
No. 94 247Sports/ No. 59 247Composite ranking
6-4, 170-pounds, shooting guard, Onalaska (Wisc.)
What Thomas might lack in foot speed, he more than makes it up with his marksmanship. Capable stringing together multiple three-pointers, Thomas will be dangerous for Iowa State coming off screens with and without the basketball.
3. Nick Emery
No. 101 247Sports/ No. 80 247Composite
6-1, 180-pounds, point guard, American Fork (Utah) Lone Peak
Emery might not be as pure a shooter as Frankamp and Thomas, but he has them beat in regards to shooting range. There is nothing Emery likes more than pulling up for a deep jumper once he gets inside 30-feet. He will conjure up memories of Jimmer Fredette once he puts on a BYU uniform.
[b]No. 3 247Sports/ No. 5 247Composite ranking
6-4, 200-pounds, shooting guard, Richmond (Texas) Travis
Harrison is a physically imposing shooting guard who can get his shot almost at will inside the arc, but he is also a lethal shooter from the outside. He has a quick release and deep range and his expected to stretch the defense for Kentucky next year.
No. 26 247Sports/ No. 27 247Composite ranking
6-7, 200-pounds, shooting guard, Tifton (Ga.) County
Kansas isn’t just getting one long range gunner. Greene will team up with Frankamp as another deep shooting threat. With his length and effortless release, Greene is a difficult match up on the wing.
6. Matt Jones
No. 53 247Sports/ No. 34 247Composite ranking
6-4, 175-pounds, shooting guard, DeSoto (Texas)
A Duke recruit, Jones is getting better as a playmaker off the dribble, but his bread and butter as a player is his smooth shooting stroke from behind the arc. Expect Jones to knock down plenty of jumpers in Duke’s three-point oriented attack.