John Petty Jr. 3-Point Mark As Alabama Resembles Title Contender In Hoops, Too

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Alabama has a new 3-point king, and in a day when making shots from the perimeter is all the rage, that means a lot.

So all hail to Alabama sharpshooter John Petty Jr., who is now the school’s all-time leader in made 3-pointers, burying his 264th in Saturday’s win over Arkansas to set the new mark.

Petty is a 6-foot-3 senior guard and finished with 17points, as the Crimson Tide rolled to 6-0 in SEC play with a 90-59 hammer job of a victory. He is averaging 13.3 points on the season. He also made one more three after breaking the record, so it’s now at 265 and counting.

For Petty and Alabama, it was a banner day and yet another performance that makes you think the Crimson Tide may be more than football champs. They may have a shot in March, as well.

“It means a lot to me,” Petty told reporters. “But it’s also going to be fun to celebrate with my teammates because without them I wouldn’t be in this position. Without getting great shots from them, without them doing their thing — attracting people then kicking it out to me — so just as much as it is on me it’s on them as well.”

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side,

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