Brooklyn Nets’ D’Angelo Russell entered the record books becoming the youngest player to make 500 three-pointers in NBA history.
D’Angelo Russell’s magical 2019 season continues to improve.
After recently being selected as a reserve for the All-Star game, Russell has cemented his name into the history books.
D-Lo (22 years old) is the youngest player in NBA history to hit 500 three-pointers ❄️
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 11, 2019
Per Anthony Puccio of SB Nation, Russell enters Monday’s game as the youngest player to hit 500 three-pointers.
At just 22-years-old, Russell has slowly gained traction as one of the best shooters in the NBA. He’s been particularly impressive over the last month and a half, canning 52 of his total 125 attempted threes; good for 41.6 percent.
What makes this feat even more impressive is that Russell’s situation has been far from perfect during his young NBA career. His first two seasons in Los Angeles were marred with instability and drama. Then, during his third season (his first in Brooklyn), Russell missed 32 games because of arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.
Even so, in only 246 career games, Russell has canned 507 of his total 1,437 takes from deep.
Russell’s overall dominance this season is reflected in his statistics across the board. He’s averaging career-highs in points (19.8), assists (6.5), free-throw percentage (82.9 percent), three-point percentage (37.5 percent), field-goal percentage (43.6 percent), and three’s attempted per game (7.2). Yeah, talk about a breakout year.
No longer does Russell’s three-point shooting look to be the case of having a “hot hand.” Russell is transforming into a deadeye shooter in front of our eyes, and it’s one of the many reasons why his team has surged to a shocking 29-28 start.
Hopefully, D-Lo’s historic shooting hand will be red-hot when the Brooklyn Nets head to Toronto. There, they will take on a tough, second-seeded Raptors team that just added former All-Star, Marc Gasol.