Lance Stephenson Shot an All-Time Low 17% on Threes: ‘That’s Terrible’

by April 17, 2015

Move over, Michael Ray Richardson. There’s a new historically awful brick-layer in the record books.

Charlotte Hornets swingman Lance Stephenson set the NBA all-time mark this season for the lowest percentage on three-point attempts, connecting on just 18 of 105 launches from beyond the arc in 61 games.

“Born Ready” says he will work on regaining his confidence over the summer, this after enduring the most difficult season of his five-year career.

Per the Charlotte Observer:

“When I was going through it, yes, it hurt my confidence,” Stephenson said. “I feel like this will be a big summer for me to come in prepared.”


Stephenson shot 38 percent from the field and 17 percent from 3-point range. Stephenson brought it up Thursday that 17 percent was the worst season in NBA history for a player attempting at least 100 3-pointers.


“My 3-point percentage was the lowest ever in history. That’s terrible,” Stephenson said. “I have to come in and figure out how to be a better shooter. Being a good shooter will help my overall game. When people sag off of me (playing him to drive), it’s harder for me to be successful. […] It’s confidence – just wanting the shot to go in so bad and then you lose your confidence. That plays a major part when you don’t have confidence in your shot. This summer I’m going to find my confidence.”