Taking a look at the top 20 three-point shooters across the state (min. 50 attempts, stats current as of 10:30 am, 1/28).
1.) Mason Gerleman (Central Lyon, 2022) – 47/88 (53.4%)
A 6-0 sophomore guard, Gerleman is a key piece of the Lions’ youth movement (three of their top five scorers are either freshmen or sophomores). He’s been money on his shots from distance so far this season, proving that his freshman season’s 51.1% (24-47) was no fluke.
2.) Sam Kilburg (North Scott, 2020) – 37/71 (52.1%)
The senior guard has paired extremely well with Lancer forward Ty Anderson, giving North Scott one of the best inside-out duos in the state. His 16.5 points and 52.1% shooting from the arc have helped the Lancers become one of 4A’s best teams, running off 11 straight wins.
3.) Chase Smith (Sioux City West, 2020) – 39/77 (50.6%)
A 6-2 senior, Smith is enjoying a breakout senior season. After averaging just 2.7 points a game last year, he’s up to 11.6 points a night and has established himself as one of the state’s most deadly shooters.Tucker DeVries
4.) Tucker DeVries (Waukee, 2021) – 35/70 (50.0%)
A 6-6 junior wing, DeVries has established himself as arguably the best player in Iowa’s junior class with his ability to impact the game on both ends of the floor. He’s also one of the top shot makers in the state, routinely drilling tough, contested jumpers for one of 4A’s best teams.
5.) Gunner Vanourney (North Linn, 2022) – 29/58 (50.0%)
Is there a more fitting name for a player on this list than Gunner? The 5-11 sophomore is just the fourth leading scorer for the Lynx, who are averaging a state-best 87.9 points a game, but his shooting is huge for this group, whether it’s knocking down an open look in transition or helping space the floor in the halfcourt.
6.) Deavin Hilson (Des Moines North, 2021) – 27/54 (50.0%)
A lot of shots have opened up on the north side of Des Moines following the graduation of Tyreke Locure, and Hilson has taken advantage of the added opportunities, knocking down 50% of his attempts from deep.
7.) Jacob King (Oelwein, 2021) – 35/71 (49.3%)
Oelwein is having a rough season (just 2-12 at the time of this writing), but King, a junior guard, has been a bright spot, averaging 15.3 points and shooting nearly 50% from deep.
8.) Nic Worsham (Ankeny Christian, 2020) – 28/57 (49.1%)
A 6-4 wing, Worsham has been great for the Eagles, leading them in scoring, rebounding and blocks in addition to his prowess while stretching the floor. He leads a dynamic group of ACA shooters, with three players who have attempted at least 57 3s shooting over 40%.
9.) Jessen Weber (Easton Valley, 2020) – 41/85 (48.2%)
The best shooter on a River Hawks team filled with great shooters, the 6-0 wing is the beneficiary of playing alongside a pair of talented lead guards who get him wide open looks routinely. He’s averaging 19 points a game for an Easton Valley team that is still undefeated.
10.) Trey Lewis (Johnston, 2022) – 24/50 (48.0%)
A diminutive (5-8) but talented sophomore point guard, Lewis is one of the state’s best ball handlers, and he has proven himself to be an excellent perimeter shooter as well, with the ability to shoot both off the dribble and the catch effectively.
11.) Nick O’Connor (Clear Creek-Amana, 2020) – 32/67 (47.8%)
O’Connor is averaging 11.1 points and also leads the Clippers in steals.Masin Shearer
12.) Masin Shearer (Montezuma, 2023) – 29/61 (47.5%)
The lone freshman on this list, Shearer, the younger brother of Braves’ star Trey, has been great this year for Montezuma, pairing with Trey to give Montezuma one of the most potent 3-point shooting teams in the state.
13.) Colten Sherwood (West Burlington, 2021) – 28/59 (47.5%)
A 5-10 junior guard, Sherwood is one of three Falcons averaging 13 points a game. His 28 made 3s make up over 35% of the team’s 3-pointers this year.
14.) Anthony Potthoff (Van Meter, 2020) – 27/57 (47.4%)
Potthoff is averaging 18.4 points a game for the Bulldogs, which leads the team. They’re one of the last five undefeated teams left in the state, and Potthoff, who also leads the team in rebounding, is a huge reason why.
15.) Mason Scheve (Pleasantville, 2022) – 33/70 (47.1%)
If Scheve weren’t around, the Trojans would be shooting 28.6% from the arc as a team. Throw his 33 made 3s in there at a 47.1% clip, and that number increases to 33.7%, which shows just how important he is for them.
16.) Tavis Eklund (Webster City, 2021) – 32/68 (47.1%)
A 6-3 junior wing, Eklund has accounted for 38.6% of the team’s made 3s this season and is averaging 12.6 points a game.
17.) Jamari Smith (Hempstead, 2021) – 28/60 (46.7%)
The 6-4 junior wing has been outstanding for the Mustangs, helping them become one of the top teams in 4A. He’s averaging 16.2 points a game, and his shooting prowess opens everything else up in his game, most notably his ability to get to the bucket.
18.) Jonah Bluhm (Osage, 2020) – 33/71 (46.5%)
A 6-0 senior guard, Bluhm has been outstanding for the Green Devils, averaging 21.7 points a game and accounting for 40% of the team’s made 3s.Wyatt Heston
19.) Wyatt Heston (Waukee, 2021) – 26/56 (46.4%)
The third member of Waukee’s outstanding junior class (DeVries, Payton Sandfort), Heston is more of a role player, but he’s an excellent shooter with great size (6-6) and defensive versatility that will make him a sought-after prospect.
20.) Tyce Johnson (Indianola, 2020) – 45/97 (46.4%)
Johnson has the most 3-point attempts of anyone on this list, and he’s a true gunner, with over 75% of his shot attempts coming from behind the arc. His proficiency from deep is a key reason the Indians have won 11 of their last 12 games.