Jamerson, the 6 foot 5 guard from Detroit, Michigan leads the NCAA in 3-point shooting percentage. Shooting just over 52% from downtown, it is a surprise someone from an HBCU is leading the nation. When thinking of the best basketball stats, schools such as North Carolina, Duke, Kansas, and Tennessee come to mind. However, it is Derrik Jamerson taking the nation by surprise. In 28 games played, he has made 75 out of 144 3 pointers, shooting 4% better than the person sitting in the number 2 spot. With the season ending, Derrik will end the season with the highest 3 point percentage in the nation, a first for Norfolk State University.
His best game of the season came against North Carolina Central University, where he went 7-7 from deep, in an overtime win, 75-71. His play has helped the Spartans achieve a number spot in the Middle Eastern Athletic Conference, going 12-1 going into the Conference Tournament. The Owens Community College (Perrysburg, Ohio) transfer does not hesitate to shoot the ball anytime he touches it. Nobody taught Derrik how to shoot. He grew up shooting on outside courts with double rims, higher than indoor regulation courts, which helped him elevate his shot. His teammate Steven Whitley said, "He has the ultimate green light!!!"
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