College Half Term Report Part 4 – The Sharpshooters

January 3

Our fourth and final collegiate half term report highlights the players with the best shooting percentages from the field and from beyond the three-point arc.

Former Waikato and St Peter’s School forward Ella Bradley heads the women’s shooting numbers while ex Rotorua Boys High School standout Nabil Kone tops the men’s list.

The three-point shooting percentages are headed, as probably expected, by guards. Former Harbour and Westlake Girls player Emme Shearer is enjoying a standout season with the University of Portland Pilots.

The same can be said of Tobias Cameron. Younger brother Cameron has grabbed most the headlines in the last few months after his elevation to the Tall Blacks roster but Tobias is going about his work in a very efficient manner for Abilene Christian University.

Special mention to the freshmen who make the lists – Waiata Jennings, Sydney Neale, Dani Bayes, Boston Caldwell and 2022 Auckland Tuatara teammate Brayden Iuli.

Field Goal % – WomenMin 15 Shots%Shots
Ella BradleySophomoreTexas at TylerNCAA D249.024/49
Sydney NealeFreshmanDyersburg State CCJUCO48.944/90
Emme ShearerJuniorPortlandNCAA D148.343/89
Amy WestSeniorSt Mary’s CaliforniaNCAA D148.314/29
Charlisse Leger-WalkerJuniorWashington StateNCAA D147.885/178
Arielle Mackey-WilliamsSophomoreBYUNCAA D147.832/67
Kaylee SmilerSeniorBYUNCAA D147.529/61
Hannah WentworthSophomoreEckerd CollegeNCAA D247.148/102
Jenna Rose MafuaSophomoreDodge City CCJUCO46.452/112
Waiata JenningsFreshmanCollin County CCJUCO46.272/156
Ashlee StrawbridgeSophomoreNew Mexico StateNCAA D145.827/59
Briarley RogersSophomoreWeatherfordJUCO44.935/78
Dominique StephensSophomoreRocky MountainNAIA44.746/103
Rashaan SmithSophomoreWestern Nebraska JUCO44.0 11/25
Tessa Talo-TomokinoJuniorNortheastern StateNCAA D243.326/60
Field Goal % – MenMin 15 shots%Shots
Nabil KoneSophTrinity InternationalNAIA60.015/25
Tobias Cameron 5th YrAbilene ChristianNCAA D158.051/88
Dallas ClaytonSophMissouri State West PlainsJUCO57.523/40
James MoorsJuniorColorado StateNCAA D156.738/67
Kiani SaxonSophLouisiana State EuniceJUCO56.327/48
Corey Le’aupepe SeniorMenloNAIA55.066/120
Brayden IuliFreshmanMenloNAIA53.736/67
Tom WebleyJuniorHartfordNCAA D153.523/43
Isaac Miller-JoseSeniorManitobaCanada53.523/43
Matt BrienSeniorNebraska at KearneyNCAA D253.316/30
Sam MennengaJuniorDavidson College NCAA D152.972/136
Josh LoweSeniorLee UniversityNCAA D252.620/38
Maxim StephensJuniorRocky MountainNAIA52.026/50
Sam GoldSophMilliganNAIA50.955/108
Callum McRaeSeniorSacramento StateNCAA D150.861/120
Aniwaniwa Tait-JonesJuniorHawaii at HiloNCAA D247.251/108
Nate WilsonSophSouth Georgia TechJUCO46.837/79
Boston CaldwellFreshCentral Maine CCJUCO46.249/106
Sean MurphySophNebraska at KearneyNCAA D244.416/36
3-point % – WomenMin 10 Shots%Shots
Emme ShearerJuniorPortlandNCAA D148.313/28
Kaylee SmilerSeniorBYUNCAA D147.116/34
Arielle Mackey-WilliamsSophomoreBYUNCAA D146.714/30
Charlisse Leger-WalkerJuniorWashington StateNCAA D142.436/85
Hannah WentworthSophomoreEckerd CollegeNCAA D241.735/84
Jenna Rose MafuaSophomoreDodge City CCJUCO41.032/78
Ashlee StrawbridgeSophomoreNew Mexico StateNCAA D138.5 5/13
Sydney NealeFreshmanDyersburg State CCJUCO36.814/38
Grace HunterJuniorCSU BakersfieldNCAA D136.8 7/19
Tara ManumaleugaSeniorTexas ChristianNCAA D136.7 11/30
Dani BayesFreshmanBoise StateNCAA D135.923/64
Amiee BookGrad SnrFresno StateNCAA D135.127/77
Jordyn MaddixJuniorAuburn at MontgomeryNCAA D235.3 12/36
3-point % – MenMin 10 Shots%Shots
Tobias Cameron Grad SnrAbilene ChristianNCAA D148.719/39
Zach RileySophFordhamNCAA D146.7 7/15
Maxim StephensJuniorRocky MountainNAIA46.2 6/13
Kiani SaxonSophLouisiana State EuniceJUCO42.9 9/21
Sam MennengaJuniorDavidson College NCAA D139.1 9/23
Boston CaldwellFreshCentral Maine CCJUCO39.118/46
James MoorsJuniorColorado StateNCAA D138.3 5/13
Flynn CameronGrad SnrUC RiversideNCAA D137.925/66
Aniwaniwa Tait-JonesJuniorHawaii at HiloNCAA D235.3 6/17

*records as at 28.12.2022

NB 53 New Zealand men are currently on basketball scholarships in America and Canada.

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