Friday, July 31, 2009

Midrange Shooters

Swanny's Stats has their list of top (and bottom) "midrange" shooters. These are shots taken between 6 feet and 20 feet away from the basket and are split into three categories: 6 to 10, 11 to 15 and 15 to 20.

You can read about the 2009 league leaders there. Surprisingly, Erika de Souza is in the bottom 10 shooters when it comes from shooting from 6 to 10 feet. She shoots 30.8 percent for 7th place, but not as bad as Laura Harper of the Monarchs who is 2-for-16 from this distance.

In the 11 to 15 range, the Dream have two accurate shooters. Angel McCoughtry hits 50 percent of her shots that she makes from this range - good for 7th place - and Sancho Lyttle is 10th with 45.3 percent. Lyttle has made 24 field goals from this range, and even though Chamique Holdsclaw isn't on the list of most accurate shooters, she's made 19 field goals from 11 to 15 feet.

It's almost the same story from 16 to 20 feet. Sancho Lyttle is 9th on the list with 47.1 percent shooting from 16 to 20 feet - and once again, Holdsclaw isn't on the list in accuracy, but she's there in volume. She's tried 110 field goals from this range, and she's hit 43 of them, both tops in the WNBA.

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