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Austin Daye focused on improving his field goal percentage at Impact


Brendan Bowers of SLAM has been covering the Impact Basketball Competitive Training Series and he recently caught up with Austin Daye. Daye gave some insight into specific areas he’s trying to improve:

"“My Rookie year I shot a better percentage from two than I did my sophomore year, so I didn’t like that at all,” Daye told SLAMonline. “I’ve been focused in on that this summer, and that’s one of my main things I’m working on out here right now. I moved my three point percentage up in my second year, which is great, but to be an elite scorer, or good scorer in the League, you need to shoot a good percentage, so my in-between game and post-game are a couple things I’m trying to work on out here.”"

Daye did indeed back-slide shooting the ball, falling from 46 percent as a rookie to 41 percent last season. But the positive is his 3-point percentage jumped from 30 percent as a rookie to 40 percent last season. If Daye is able to get his overall field goal percentage back around 45 percent while maintaining the elite 3-point shooting, he could see a big jump in his scoring numbers next season.