Adrian Atkinson is one of the best resources for University of North Carolina basketball on the web. He does data-driven analytics, specifically doing a magnificent job of meticulously charting a number of factors every UNC possession, both offense and defense.
Adrian's new site, The Secondary Break, is a treasure trove of information, and a must-follow for any UNC fan. I am pleased to announce that I have written a guest post for the site on the incredible shooting season point guard Joel Berry is having, comparing it to past seasons. You should have known it would be about history if I wrote it.
Anyway, you can check it out here. Below is a preview of the post.
"Joel Berry is off to a torrid shooting start this season, which got me to thinking—which player in UNC history had the best shooting season ever? (In order to make anything resembling an apples-to-apples comparison, I’ve limited answering this question to the 3-point era, or the 1986-1987 season to the present. All stats and statements reflect that unless explicitly noted otherwise.)
"Berry’s numbers almost speak for themselves. Roughly a quarter of the way through the season, Berry is on pace to join the mythical 50/40/90 club (shooting splits of 50% field goals, 40% from three point range, and 90% from the free throw line). Obviously nothing is guaranteed, but, if he could keep up his current numbers, Berry’s splits of 51.8/43.8/91.7 would arguably be the best shooting line in UNC history, 3-point era or not."