I haven't done the full comparison with last season, but it appears that the three point shooting - at least here in the hectic, crazy early weeks of the 2021 season - is down in the 8th Region, at least, in terms of accuracy.
Considering that this is a little surprising, given the proficiency of the young shooters in the 8th last year, I have to think that the "COVID Chaos" has a big hand in the decreased proficiency.
A look at the leaders...ranked by average made threes per game:
South Oldham 11 made threes / game (#1) 43.1% (#3 accuracy) Some things never change. South continues to lead the region in long-range bombing, having made at least 9 threes in each of their first 4 games. South holds the top 3 state records for most made threes in a season, including last season's 349 made threes, which is #3 in the state record books. (South's 2016 and 2017 seasons rank #1 and #2 in the state.) In four games, senior Cayden Brown has the most makes (10 of 21), but it's freshman Christian Veirs that's turning heads, having made 7 of 9 threes (78%) while coming off the bench.
Walton-Verona 9.8 made threes 44.4% (#2 accuracy) Sophomore Carter Krohman leads the Bearcats with 26 makes in 40 attempts for a whopping 65%.
North Oldham 7.7 made threes 35.4% (#5 accuracy) Sophomore Dallas Roberts (8 of 16, 50%) and junior "Rico" Carr-Cole (10 of 23, 43.5%) have made 18 of North's 23 made threes in three games. Both are showing exceptional accuracy, and Roberts' range is scary. He hit two 25-27 footers against Oldham County last week.
Simon Kenton 7.5 made threes 36.9% (#4 accuracy) Junior Isaac Miller has made the most (11), but freshman Travis Krohman is 10 of 20 to start the year for a sizzling 50%.
Williamstown 6.9 made threes 28.1% Gunner Feagan has 19 makes on the season, while hitting 32.2%
Woodford County 6.7 made threes 49.7% (#1 accuracy) Woodford is hitting the best percentage from beyond the arc, and Brian White leads the way, having hit 24 of 37 threes (64.9%!!). He's hit 13 of 17 in the last 5 games (76.5%)
Spencer County 6.7 made threes 26.4% Spencer is making more threes than most, but only Collins and Anderson County shoot the trey worse.
Gallatin County 6.1 made threes 34.6% Drake Skidmore is 12 of 30 for 40% from beyond the arc for the Wildcats.
Anderson County 6.0 made threes 26.1% Jacob Spencer (10 of 26, 38.5%) leads the way for the Bearcats, but the team overall isn't hitting the long ball well.
Shelby County 5.5 made threes 32.8%
Oldham County 5.0 made threes 30% Oldham's only played 3 games, so statistics aren't real credible yet, but junior reserve forward Sam Powell's early productivity is impressive; he's hit 5 of 8 for 62.%.
Henry County 4.9 made threes 31%
Grant County 4.8 made threes 30.9%
Owen County 4.6 made threes 30.6%
Carroll County 4.0 made threes 34.8%
Collins 3.7 made threes 24.4%
Trimble County 3.6 made threes 27.8%
Eminence 1.0 made three 27.8%
Interestingly, there's several young underclassmen setting the pace.....Sophomores like Dallas Roberts (North Oldham) and Carter Krohman (Walton-Verona) and freshmen like Christian Veirs (South Oldham) and Travis Krohman (SK) are really off to hot starts.
District making the most threes / game: District 29 South Oldham and North Oldham both rank in the top three in terms of productivity beyond the arc, and both rank in the top 5 in accuracy. Oldham is further down the list, but still hits a respectable five per game.
District making the fewest threes: District 31 - Only Gallatin (6.1 made threes / game) is averaging more than 5 makes a game.
Best Three Point Shooting District: Essentially a tie between the 29th and 32nd. The 32nd has two teams shooting in the top 4, percentage-wise (W-V and SK) while the 29th has two in the top 5, percentage-wise (South Oldham and North Oldham). The 32nd's Grant County (30.9%) and the 29th's Oldham County (30%) are a wash....the 32nd has one extra team, Williamstown, which is below average at 28.1%.
Worst three point shooting district: Right now, it's the 30th. Three of five teams (Spencer, Anderson, and Collins) are the three worst-shooting three point teams in the region, in terms of percentages at 26.4%, 26.1%, and 24.4%, respectively. Shelby sits near "average" at 32.8%. Woodford is the bright spot, sporting the region's top percentage beyond the arc at 49.7%.
I think this region has a lot of great shooters....I'm going to be interested to see how dramatic the improvement is in terms of three point shooting as the season moves along. I think the improvement could be considerable.