Top 7 Shooters in the 2021 NBA Draft

Shooting, shooting, shooting.

Everyone loves it, and NBA teams covet it (rightfully so). Who does it the best in the 2021 NBA Draft Class, you ask? We’ll break down the top 7 shooters in college basketball, with statistical and video proof below!

The factors included in measuring these shooters; track record, efficiency, shot versatility, shot difficulty, role, shooting indicators, release, and form/mechanics.

Without further ado, let’s dive into the elite shooters of the college basketball world. The certified snipers, if you will. Per usual, there will be an honorable mentions section including a bonus five list of shooters that just missed the cut.

Top 7 Shooters 


1. Corey Kispert- 6’7″- Wing, Gonzaga

Calling Card: Movement Shooting + Gravity 

  • 3 Point Percentage: 45.3%
  • 3 Point att. per/100 poss.: 10.2 attempts
  • Free Throw Percentage: 88.0%
  • Free Throw att. per/100 poss.: 5.6 attempts
  • True Shooting Percentage: 69.7%
  • Long 2’s: 13-for-42 (30.3%)

2. Bones Hyland- 6’3″- Guard, VCU

Calling Card: Shot Versatility + Difficulty 

  • 3 Point Percentage: 38.1%
  • 3 Point attempts per/100 poss.: 14.1 attempts 
  • Free Throw Percentage: 88.4%
  • Free Throw Attempts per/100 poss.: 7.2 attempts
  • True Shooting Percentage: 59.4%
  • Long 2’s: 12-for-46 (26.1%)

3. Isaiah Livers- 6’7″- Forward, Michigan 

Calling Card: High, Quick Release 

  • 3 Point Percentage: 44.8%
  • 3 Point att. per/100 poss.: 9.6 attempts
  • Free Throw Percentage: 86.7%
  • Free Throw att. per/100 poss.: 4.5 attempts 
  • True Shooting Percentage: 63.3%
  • Long 2’s: 19-for-43 (44.2%)

4. Trey Murphy III- 6’9″- Wing, Virginia 

Calling Card: Size + Shooting

  • 3 Point Percentage: 46.2%
  • 3 Point att. per/100 poss.: 9.8 attempts
  • Free Throw Percentage: 90.3%
  • Free Throw att. per/100 poss.: 3.4 attempts 
  • True Shooting Percentage: 69.0%
  • Long 2’s: 7-for-19 (36.8%)

5. Joe Wieskamp- 6’6″- Wing, Iowa 

Calling Card: Effortless Range 

  • 3 Point Percentage: 48.3%
  • 3 Point att. per/100 poss.: 9.5 attempts
  • Free Throw Percentage: 70.1%
  • Free Throw att. per/100 poss.: 6.2 attempts
  • True Shooting Percentage: 62.9%
  • Long 2’s: 22-for-51 (43.1%)

6. Sam Hauser- 6’8″- Forward, Virginia 

Calling Card: Relocation Ability + Size

  • 3 Point Percentage: 44.5%
  • 3 Point att. per/100 poss.: 10.8 attempts
  • Free Throw Percentage: 86.1%
  • Free Throw att. per/100 poss.: 3.3 attempts 
  • True Shooting Percentage: 64.1%
  • Long 2’s: 43-for-81 (53.1%)

7. Chris Duarte- 6’6″- Wing, Oregon

Calling Card: Shot Versatility + Volume 

  • 3 Point Percentage: 41.7%
  • 3 Point att. per/100 poss.: 11.0 attempts 
  • Free Throw Percentage: 78.3%
  • Free Throw att. per/100 poss.: 4.9 attempts
  • True Shooting Percentage: 65.5%
  • Long 2’s: 22-for-39 (56.4%)

Honorable Mentions

3 point percentage in parenthesis:

  • Davion Mitchell- 6’2″- Guard, Baylor (48.2%)
  • Matthew Hurt- 6’9″- F/C, Duke (46.5%)
  • Jordan Schakel- 6’6″- Wing, San Diego St. (45.7%)
  • Jared Butler- 6’3″- Guard, Baylor (45.3%)
  • Hyunjung Lee- 6’7″- Wing, Davidson (43.8%)

There are plenty more great shooters that just missed the cut, but these are the top 12 players that stand out the most at the moment here in late February.

The beauty of this list is that everyone listed figures to make an appearance in The Big Dance as well. Keep an eye out for them come March/April.



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