By Fernando Martín @fmartinBasket
In the NBA it is known as the 50-40-90 Club, the apex of individual shooting: to finish an entire regular season at or above 50% for field goals, 40% for three-pointers and 90% for free throws while meeting the minimum requirements for shots taken in each category to qualify. This rare feat has been achieved by only six NBA players since the three-point line was adopted for the 1979-1980 campaign: Steve Nash (in four different seasons), Larry Bird (in two), Mark Price, Reggie Miller, Dirk Nowitzki and Kevin Durant.
In European basketball, such a team-oriented environment, individual milestones like that one often go overlooked. The best example is Ryan Toolson.
The American shooting guard is Unicaja’s main offensive threat and the team’s top scorer in the ACB (13.4 points per game; 4th best in the league). But this article is not about the sum of points he’s producing, but about his deadly accuracy.
After 28 league games Toolson leads the ACB in three-point shooting with an astonishing 54.6% and ranks 4th in free throw shooting (92.9%), hitting also a good 52.3% from the field. An awesome all-around shooting performance.