Saturday, May 26, 2007
The Best News of the Week
The NCAA will be moving the 3 point line back a foot for the 2008-2009 season. It's about time. The three-pointer benefits the sport, when it is used to keep defenders from clogging up driving lanes and double-teaming the post with impunity. Unfortunately, since Gonzaga began it's great run in the late-90s, slow-footed teams have built their offenses entirely around it. They use all 35 seconds on the shot clock, setting screens and moving the ball around until somebody gets an open look at a three. The three-pointer originally added excitement to the game. Now it is taking it away. Kudos to the NCAA for recognizing the problem, even if they were almost a decade too late.