Who invented the 3-point shot?

Who invented 3-point shot?

The inventor of the 3-pointer? That's up for debate. In 1933, Herman Sayger, a high school coach in the Midwest and a former Indiana prep star, devised a new scoring system: Shots within 15 feet of the basket were good for 1 point, shots from 15 to 25 feet were 2, shots beyond 25 feet were 3 points.

When was the 3pt invented?

The N.B.A. introduced the 3-point shot in the 1979-80 season. Six players made 3s opening night, and for a decade, Kevin Grevey thought he'd made the first.

Where did the 3-point shot originate?

Three years later in June 1979, the NBA adopted the three-point line (initially on a one-year trial) for the 1979–80 season, despite the view of many that it was a gimmick. Chris Ford of the Boston Celtics is credited with making the first three-point shot in NBA history on October 12, 1979.

Who made the first 3-point shot in college basketball?

WCU's Ronnie Carr, maker of first NCAA 3-pointer, to be featured in upcoming docuseries. CULLOWHEE, N.C. (WLOS) — Basketball has changed drastically over the last decade. A game that used to be marked by feeding the post and working to the elbows for midrange jumpers has taken a step back.

Did a Puerto Rican invent the 3-point shot?

Eddie Ríos Mellado, Puerto Rican teacher and inventor of the three point line, passed away on Saturday, August 22nd, after spending three weeks in the hospital.

When did the NBA adopt the three-point shot?

1979 Although in 1976 the ABA and the National Basketball Association merged, the NBA resisted adopting the three-point line, seeing it as a mere gimmick, but in 1979, the same year that then-rookies Larry Bird and Earvin Magic Johnson debuted, the league finally adopted three-point shooting.

Why is the NBA 3-point line farther?

David Stern approved the shortening of the 3-point line in the mid-90s for a couple of seasons. This resulted in a 3-point explosion – Michael Jordan himself shot above 40% from deep with a shortened line. The line was brought back to 23 feet, 9 inches at the top of the key in 1997.

Is there a 4-point line in NBA?

The BIG3 basketball league is the only professional league that uses the four-point field goal.