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Detroit Pistons: Can Saddiq Bey chase down the rookie 3-point record?

Saddiq Bey has had a number of impressive accomplishments in his rookie season.

He has set several records for rookie 3-point shooting including the most games with at least six made three’s. He is also atop an elite list of rookie shooters with the highest 3-point percentage of any rookie who has shot at least six a game.

Bey has one last record to get and that is for most made 3-point shots in a season by a rookie.

That record is 187 and currently held by Jazz star Donovan Mitchell.

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Bey sits at 139 made 3-pointers on the season with ten games to go, so if you are counting he needs 46 more to tie the record which would be 4.6 per game on average.

It’s obviously a longshot but if Bey can string together a couple of big games down the stretch he might be able to get there.

This is even more impressive when you consider that Bey has done this in a shortened season and will have ten fewer games than Mitchell did when he set the record.

Bey came into the NBA as more of a 3-and-D prospect, but he has shown himself to be far more than just a good defender who can knock down the occasional long-range shot.

He has shot a much-higher volume than I expected and looks more confident shooting the ball than most rookies.