Nate Oats Wants 3-point Shooting to Improve in 2022-23
Alabama head basketball coach Nate Oats had the opportunity to speak to the media at the Sec Tipoff event on Wednesday.
Coach Oats talked about the upcoming season such as expanding the NCAA Tournament, the scrimmage loss to TCU, as well as shot selection and making more 3-pointers.
"That 3-point percentage has to come up. We know it," Nate Oats said.
Alabama had a very potent offense last year, led by Jaden Shackelford and Jahvon Quinerly. The Crimson Tide led the SEC in points per game, averaging 80 a game.
The 2021 SEC Champions finished the season shooting 30.8% from three, which ranked tenth in the SEC. The Crimson Tide ran away with the most 3's attempted last season at 963. The next closest was Vanderbilt at 839.
Alabama also made the most 3's on the season at 297 while attempting 30 per game and only making nine.
The Crimson Tide only had three players shoot above 30% from 3 last year. Keon Ellis led the Tide in 3-point percentage at 36.6.
One player who has worked on his shooting in the offseason and has shown improvements is sophomore center Charles Bediako. Bediako only attempted one 3 last season, but this year should be a different story.
"I've been given the green light, so get ready," Bediako said.
Fans will see if Alabama has shown improvements shooting the ball when they take on Longwood in the season opener on Nov 7.