Well well well. Judgement day on the first round of 16 matchups of the three point shooting contest and the thread is nowhere to be found. I haven't been this concerned about election fraud since last week's episode of The Good Wife. At the very least, voter turnout has possibly been suppressed (though it's more likely that many of you are apathetic about this contest). Fortunately, most matchups were one-sided for the most part. Here are your winners:
Yegor Mescherikov over Damian Hollis
Chris Monroe over Rodney Patterson
Mike Hall over Ricky Lucas
Noel Wilmore over Lasan Kromah
Nemanja Mikic over Kenny Barer
Carl Elliott over SirValient Brown
JJ Hudock over Seco Camara
Kwame Evans over Travis King
The only surprise (for me) was Hollis falling to Yegor. For their careers, Damian was 114-305 (37.4%) while Yegor was 78-228 (34.2%). As I alluded to earlier, Yegor was unseeded while Damian was a pretty strong seed.
Now, it's onto the remainder of the round of 16. Here are your matchups along with a few notes of potential interest (matchups are listed alphabetically..winner of match #1 does not necessarily play the winner of mnatch #2, etc.):
Greg Collucci vs. Alvin Pearsall..Greg with a season best 43.7% from the floor; and a season best 77 3's in a separate season; Pearsall a season best 37.9%
Marcus Ford vs. Tony Taylor..Marcus did not take many but shot 22-55 (40%) and 20-52 (38.5%) in back-to-vback seasons; Tony had 112 makes throughout his career (34.1%)
Nick Griffin vs. Gerald Jackson..The one thing we will miss from Nick is this (14-29, 48.3%; 24-66, 36.4%) while Gerald put up 36-87 (41.4%) and 29-82 (35.4%)
Nimbo Hammons vs. Joe McDonald..Interesting matchup between Nimbo whose shooting progressively got worse (46.9%, 35.2%, 30.9%) versus Joe who keeps getting better (30.3%, 39.1%, 37.3% with more makwes than in his first two seasons combined)
Cheyenne Moore vs. Dirkk Surles..Cheyenne put up 14-31 (45.2%) and then a more pedestrian 21-60 (35%); Dirkk was a consistent "high-30's guy" putting up 356 attempts over 3 seasons.
JR Pinnock vs. Shawnta Rogers..JR was an actually very good 21-53 (39.6%) but couldn't crack the 28% mark in future seasons; Shawnta never finished worse than 31.4% or better than 37.7%. However, 631 career attempts may have had something to do with this.
Maureece Rice vs. Glen Sitney..Mo's output was a bell curve. Limited attempts on 31.4% shooting as a freshman, back to back 40%+ seasons, and a disgrunted 32.4% senior season; Sitney barely broke 40% during the 1-27 season but only shot 9-34 in his other season.
Dwayne Smith vs. TJ Thompson..Dwayne didn't take many and didn't make many but managed to go 9-23 (39.1%) his senior year; TJ went 229-637 (35.9% on high volume) for his career.
Please take a moment to vote on the remainder of the Round of 16 matchups.