3 Point Line in College moving back

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Wonder what the reason for moving it back is? Is it to challenge college players. Is it to open up the game, spread out the floor?
If the players (more players) can't hit the 3 will teams play off even more?
College game and pro game have already become 4 guys stand around the 3 point line and wait for a dish from a guy that makes a small effort to get to the paint.
 
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Moving the 3 point line in and then back out in the NBA had a significant impact. That short distance was really important for some players. Kevin Johnson, with the Phoenix Suns, was deadly when the line moved in. When it moved back out, it hurt. Wonder what the impact at college level will be.
 
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Not that basketball savy, so don't know: assume this change will spread things out on O and D. So does this move us even further toward a guard dominated game, or does lower 3 point percentage help bring back traditional centers and more traditional offense?
 

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Not that basketball savy, so don't know: assume this change will spread things out on O and D. So does this move us even further toward a guard dominated game, or does lower 3 point percentage help bring back traditional centers and more traditional offense?
They didn't widen the lane, so it helps traditional big men. If they ever widen the lane to the NBA dimensions, it'll hurt traditional bigs a lot (just as it has in the NBA). It also potentially allows for more room to get off true mid-range jumpers.
 

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Wonder what the reason for moving it back is? Is it to challenge college players. Is it to open up the game, spread out the floor?
If the players (more players) can't hit the 3 will teams play off even more?
College game and pro game have already become 4 guys stand around the 3 point line and wait for a dish from a guy that makes a small effort to get to the paint.
The committee cited the following rationale for extending the line:

Making the lane more available for dribble/drive plays from the perimeter.

Slowing the trend of the 3-point shot becoming too prevalent in men’s college basketball by making the shot a bit more challenging, while at the same time keeping the shot an integral part of the game.

Assisting in offensive spacing by requiring the defense to cover more of the court.

Teams in the 2019 NIT (where it was tested) averaged 23.1 field goal attempts in the tournament from behind the arc, compared with 22.8 3-point attempts in the 2018-19 regular season. The 3-point shooting percentage of teams in the 2019 NIT was 33%, compared with their regular season average of 35.2%.

When the line was moved before the 2008-09 season, the distance went from 19 feet, 9 inches to 20 feet, 9 inches. The percentage of 3-point shots made during that season compared with the previous season declined from 35.2% to 34.4%. The percentage of made 3-point field goals steadily increased back to 35.2% in Division I by the 2017-18 season.

https://www.ncaa.com/news/basketbal...asketball-3-point-line-extended-international
 

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Don't believe it will make a very noticeable difference on 3pt attempts per game. Most guys that are considered shooters (Lindy, DZ) shot well behind the line anyway. Will help with spacing on the floor which we help for penetration.
 

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I really don't think it will make much difference. Moving one foot out won't provide that much more space. I'm sure it will lower 3 point percentage by a couple points. It will mess a bit with the coaches that are driven by analytics.