Posted On: 12/18/16 3:31 PM
One of the toughest statistical feats to reach in basketball over the course of a season is the 50-40-90 mark; that’s going a whole season shooting 50 percent from the floor, 40 percent from deep, and perhaps the toughest task of them all, connecting on 90 percent of your free throw attempts.
There were three players that met the percentages, but only one had enough makes to count. In order to be eligible for the feat, one must have made at least 45 shots from the floor, have at least 8 three-pointers made, and have 20 made free throws.
Christian Stewart, a Roncalli junior, was the only player to complete this astonishing feat with a 50-49-90 spread. Stewart averaged 18.7 points a game and made 107/213 from the floor, 48/98 from behind the arc, and 111/124 from the charity stripe.
With the new season underway, let’s take a look at 25 players who have a shot at this amazing feat this season.
Christian Stewart – (Roncalli) 51% FG, 39% 3FG, 78% FT
Checking in on last year’s 50-40-90 guy to see where he stands thus far this year, we see he is struggling a bit compared to last year. He’s hit 51 percent of his shots from the floor and 39 percent from deep. He should not have a problem with sustaining those percentages, or even raising them. Stewart is struggling from the line this year only shooting 78 percent, but with his clean release it will raise by the end of the season. The only problem is that he must get it to raise 12 percent.
Jacob Redding – (FW Carroll) 58% FG, 56% 3FG, 100% FT
Early on, it looks like Redding could be in the driver’s seat to be this year’s 50-40-90 guy. He’s shooting 58 percent from the floor and has made 56 from behind the arc. He’ll be able to keep this up because he is one of the better shooters in the northern part of the state. He is on fire in the toughest category to reach, free throw shooting. He is 24/24 in his first six games.
Keegan Fetters – (Lakewood Park) 66% FG, 42% 3FG, 83% FT
Early in the season Fetters is on fire. He’ll easily reach the requirements to attain the status but he needs to improve his free throw shooting. He is currently 34/41 for an 83 percent rate but that is due to one game where he missed four. If he keeps up his hot hand, Fetters may be the next 50-40-90 guy in Indiana.
Riley Perlich – (FW Carroll) 63% FG, 73% 3FG, 90% FT
Perlich is another guy from FW Carroll that has a shot. Perlich is hot from the field and his shooting percentages will be there. He is shooting it very well from the line as well. He just has to keep his free throw percentage, which he should be able to.
Max Flinchum – (Noblesville) 50% FG, 47% 3FG, 100% FT
Flinchum is the main shooter on Noblesville’s team. He has not missed a free throw yet this year and is shooting well from behind the arc. The only question is whether or not he can sustain his 50 percent shooting from the floor. He is a smaller guard so finishing may be tough for him against certain teams.
Gabe Gladish – (Barr-Reeve) 57% FG, 38% 3FG, 90% FT
Gladish is a sophomore who is a very good shooter. He plays for Barr-Reeve which has been a very fundamental team for years. He won’t force any shots and should be able to sustain the percentages. A good free throw shooter so he should have a shot at it this year if he can raise his long ball percentage a bit.
Hunter Hollowell – (Huntington North) 61% FG, 52% 3FG, 84% FT
Hollowell is another great shooter from up north. He can score in bunches and already has a 40 point game this season. Hollowell just is a little bit short in the free throw column but he can raise that percentage this year with a couple good showings from the line.
Eddy Collins – (McCutcheon) 53% FG, 48% 3FG, 88% FT
Collins almost was a 50-40-90 guy last year with only his free throw percentage hurting him. This year he has raised that a bit and hopes to continue to make it rise. Collins is one of the main scorers for McCutcheon and will have no problem putting up points.
Adam Steinke – (LaVille) 47% FG, 42% 3FG, 92% FT
Steinke makes this list because he knocks down his free throws at a very high clip. He’s also a good shooter from deep. He’ll need to get his shooting above a 47 percent clip though to have a chance at the feat though.
Dan McKeeman – (FW Carroll) 54% FG, 58% 3PT, 100% FT
McKeeman has a decent shot at getting the percentages necessary, but it may be a little struggle to gain the required makes. He just needs to keep shooting it at a good clip and it should be no problem for him.
Landon Balch – (Rensselaer Central) 62% FG, 33% 3FG, 92% FT
Titen Bennett – (New Castle) 61% FG, 55% 3FG, 83% FT
Dequan Sample – (Horizon Christian) 51% FG, 39% 3FG, 93% FT
Calvin Larkin – (Winimac) 50% FG, 40% 3FG, 83% FT
Triston Wilkinson – (Castle) 50% FG, 48% 3FG, 100% FT
Garrett Tharp – (Plymouth) 59% FG, 40% 3FG, 86% FT
Jack Davidson – (Hamilton Southeastern) 57% FG, 47% 3FG, 87% FT
Nathan Stutzman – (Clinton Christian) 55% FG, 35% 3FG, 89% FT
Dalton Selvidge – (Heritage Hills) 49% FG, 48% 3FG, 86% FT
Matt Strong – (Glenn) 49% FG, 45% 3FG, 85% FT
Tanner Lambert – (Delta) 48% FG, 38% 3FG, 84% FT
Aaron Etherington – (Hamilton Southeastern) 56% FG, 42% 3FG, 89% FT
Carson Blair – (Southwood) 55% FG, 47% 3FG, 87% FT
Kyle Mangas – (Warsaw) 52% FG, 40% 3FG, 83% FT
Billie Webster III – (Seton Catholic) 47% FG, 40% 3FG, 87% FT
Kade Fleming – (Evansville North) 55% FG, 50% 3FG, 89% FT