NBA D-League Three-Point Competition: Meet the Contestants

In a league where the average team launches 24 three-pointers per game -- nearly as many as the top NBA team -- there are shooters abound. Six of the best will gather in New Orleans for a shootout that won't look all that different from the standard RGV Vipers or L.A. D-Fenders game. Here's a rundown of just how proficient these gunslingers have been and which sweet spot they should make their personal "money ball" rack:

PATRICK CHRISTOPHER, IOWA ENERGY

Once a prolific scorer at Cal, Christopher has reinvented himself as a three-point specialist in the NBA D-League. Even in Iowa's run-and-gun offense, he's stuck to the quality-over-quantity approach from beyond the arc, hitting at a 37%-clip or above from ever spot on the floor.

Money Spot: Right Corner




TROY DANIELS, RIO GRANDE VALLEY VIPERS

The three-point contest would not be complete without the man who broke the single-season record for three-pointers ... barely more than halfway through the season. The numbers from his 31-game target practice speak for themselves: 409 attempts (13.2 per game), 167 makes (5.4 per game), nine games with at least seven threes, with 78% of his field-goal attempts coming from beyond the arc.

Money Spot: Anywhere But the Top of the Arc




P.J. HAIRSTON, TEXAS LEGENDS

So much for having to adjust to the NBA three-point line. Hairston has shown in his quick transition from UNC to Texas that no matter where the line's drawn, he can still make it rain. With the Legends, the sweet-shooting 2-guard has made almost the same percentage from deep as he did with the Tar Heels last season (38.8 vs. 39.6). Putting on a show in New Orleans would only generate more buzz when June's NBA Draft arrives.

Money Spot: Right Wing




E.J. SINGLER, IDAHO STAMPEDE

As Pierre Jackson and Kevin Murphy take turns putting up 40-point games, Singler has been the Stampede's unsung hero, always ready to catch and shoot when their stacked backcourt creates openings. Kyle's younger brother has been on a season-long hot streak to establish himself as the NBA D-League's leader in three-point field goal percentage (49.1%).

Money Spot: Left Wing




ADONIS THOMAS, SPRINGFIELD ARMOR

This event can serve as Thomas' "look at me now" moment, eight months after the former high school superstar went undrafted. Viewed as a tweener forward who lacked NBA range, Thomas has turned his weakness into a strength with the Armor -- upping his three-point percentage from 32.5 in college (41/126) to 46.9 this season (30/64). Forget winning the contest; Thomas may earn himself a spot at the next level if he keeps it up.

Money Spot: Right Wing




BOOKER WOODFOX, TEXAS LEGENDS

Woodfox may have to make room in his trophy case if he wins this year's contest; he's already taken two Boost Mobile NBA D-League All-Star Three-Point Competition titles during his time with the Legends. Though his role has been reduced this year, the former MVC Player of the Year at Creighton has come off the bench hot to shoot a career-high 47.7% from deep.

Money Spot: Right Wing