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Top Mid-Major Three Point Shooters to Watch in 2014-2015

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Some great perimeter threats are gone from mid-major rosters around the nation...Who will step up in 2014-15 and which three point shooters should you have your eyes on?

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Travis Bader, Billy Baron, Karvel Anderson... we lost some potent threats from beyond the three point arc this offseason.  With some legendary shooters gone who will step up in there place this season?

Tyler Harvey, Eastern Washington: There isn't a returning player among the mid-major ranks who made more threes than the Eagles' Tyler Harvery.  Last year he made 109 three pointers to lead the Big Sky and finish in the Top 10 nationally. He finished the year averaging 21.8 points and shooting 43.3% from downtown.

Will Saunders, Charleston Southern: You have to pick your poison when you take on Barclay Radebaugh's Buccaneers when they are healthy.  Arlon Harper and Saah Nimley can both make it rain from downtown but it's Will Saunders on the wing that can force a full splashdown in North Charleston. The 6'7 senior from London averaged 10.5 points per game a year ago and 69% of his scoring came from beyond the three point line.

Kyle Anderson, Delaware: Anderson will be the go to scorer this year for Monte Ross with Jarvis Threatt, Davon Usher, and Devon Saddler all gone.  He needs to improve his efficiency from behind the bit but he's certainly one of the top threats to get things going from range in the CAA.

Johnny Dee, San Diego: The Toreros scoring machine shot 42% from three last year and really burned some teams from beyond the arc a yea ago.  The WCC is full of good shooters and Dee will be at the top of plenty of people's list.

Anton Wilson, Detroit: Wilson still has two years to refine his game but he became a real threat in the Horizon League last year shooting over 40% from three. Consistency is the key for the junior this year. Last year he had 10 double-digit scoring games but only three of those were in conference play.

Kevin Pangos, Gonzaga: Kevin Pangos has shot over 40% from three every year he's been at Gonzaga and that won't change this season in Spokane. Pangos is finally a senior and will remain one of the WCC's premier threats from distance.

Maodo Lo, Columbia: Lo averaged nearly 14 points per game for an impressive Columbia team a year ago while shooting nearly 45% from three. The Ivy League needs to defend the perimeter and Lo when the Lions are on the floor this year.

Damon Lynn, NJIT: Lynn started 29 games for Jim Engles and the Highlanders last year as a freshman and ended the year 107 three pointers to tie Billy Baron for twelfth nationally.  He just under 38% and it will be interesting to keep an eye on his career over the next three years at NJIT.

Isiah Umipig, Seattle: Umipig wasn't as efficient last year at Seattle compared to his year at Cal State Fullerton but he was still effective and was always a challenge to defend in the WAC. Umipig finished the season averaging 19.5 points per game, over half of which came from beyond the arc. The challenge for Cameron Dollar now is to make Umigpig less of a volume shooter.

Andrew Rowsey, UNC Asheville: Rowsey, the Big South Freshman of the Year, was a lot of fun to watch last year but the one area of his game that is particularly exciting is his ability to pull up from anywhere to score. He shot over 40% from three while accounting for nearly half of scoring on the year.

R.J. Hunter, Georgia State: Hunter is a legitimate pro prospect and a legitimate threat from beyond the arc on the wing.  Last year 54% of his made field goals were from three and expect him to become more efficient for the Panthers this upcoming season. With Ryan Harrow, Kevin Ware, and Hunter on the floor at the same time you have to pick your poison.

Rashawn Rembert, ETSU: Rembert was a workhorse in Johnson City last year averaging over 36 minutes a night for the Buccaneers.  He was also one of the Atlantic Sun's top shooters from three posting a season percentage over 42%. This year he'll look to continue to wreak havoc but in the Southern Conference.

Tanner Samson, Elon: Elon has had its fair share of shooters lately but Samson may be the best.  He'll look to lead the Phoenix into the CAA after shooting 43.2% from three a year ago. Samson is the definition of a three point threat after shooting 92% of his field goal attempts from downtown last year.

Devante Wallace, High Point: Wallace took advantage of making 25 starts for Scott Cherry a year ago shooting over 49% from three for the Panthers. With everyone focusing on John Brown in the post it's easy for the shooter from Baltimore to wreak havoc on the wing.