Armando Bacot shows off increased 3-point range in new workout video
North Carolina star Armando Bacot is working on his game in a big way this offseason.
Bacot, who will enter next season as one of the faces of college basketball, is apparently working a 3-point shot this offseason.
The lack of an outside jumper is perhaps Bacot’s biggest weakness at this point — at least as it relates to his future NBA potential. Traditional centers like Bacot who can’t stretch the floor have become less valuable to NBA teams in recent years.
Here’s a clip of Bacot working on his jumper with NBA skills coach Matt Irving. His 3-point attempts are in the final 2 videos of this post:
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Bacot attempted 8 3-pointers last season, but only made 1. He didn’t attempt a shot from distance in either of his previous 2 campaigns in Chapel Hill.
He has been a consistent free throw shooter in his career, hovering around 67%. That number is far from elite, but it shows he has enough shooting touch to occasionally stretch the floor from range.
Last season, Bacot averaged 16.3 points and 13.1 rebounds per contest. He’s expected to break North Carolina’s all-time rebounding record in 2022-23.