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If the Wizards are one of the nice surprises of this start to the championship, with 10 wins in 15 games, this is not the case for their first round of Draft, Corey Kispert, selected in 15th position. With 4 points and 2 rebounds on average, Gonzaga’s former sniper has not yet set sights and that’s saying something …

So, when Thursday night, he finished 13 points and 4 rebounds, 5/10 on shots including 3/7 on 3-points, Corey Kispert was able to breathe a bit. With Davis Bertans’ injury, there are minutes to be taken and the rear rookie seems to be showing signs of progress, after a difficult period of adaptation.

Described as the best shooter of the last Draft, the winger is currently running 25% behind the arc, including a worrying 18% at home. After four years in college, Corey Kispert is still struggling to pass the milestone. But this is the lot of some shooters who land in the NBA, like a JJ Redick in his debut in Orlando for example.

“Corey did a good job of staying ready. The most important thing is that he has confidence in himself ”says Kyle Kuzma on NBC Washington. “It’s the first thing I see. He is not there by chance. He’s one of our best shooters, we’ve all seen him throughout September and also in training. « 

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In rhythm against the Heat, he chained his three evening successes in a four-minute streak, on catch & shoot situations he loved at the Zags. What to inflate his capital confidence. His coach, Wes Unseld Jr, is in any case optimistic by what he saw, and not necessarily with the shots.

“On his cuts to the circle and his movements, he was very aggressive and he did not hesitate. He took the shots that were available, he didn’t refuse them. When he felt the defensive pressure, he was good at making decisions to dribble to the circle and get the ball out before returning to the open space. This is how he will be able to influence the game. « 

While the return of Davis Bertans seems to be getting closer, Washington is among the worst teams in the league at 3-pointers, with 33% success (24th rank) for less than 11 shots registered (27th rank) at the start of the season. But the Wizards, including Corey Kispert, should gradually move up in those address rankings.

When you’ve shot at 41% 3-point skill during four years of college in Gonzaga, you still can’t tear yourself apart indefinitely.

Corey kispert Percentage Rebounds
Season Team MJ Min Shots 3pts LF Off Def Early Pd Fte Int Bp Ct Pts
2021-22 WAS 13 11 38.9 19.0 83.3 0.5 1.4 1.9 0.8 0.5 0.3 0.4 0.2 2.9
Total 13 11 38.9 19.0 83.3 0.5 1.4 1.9 0.8 0.5 0.3 0.4 0.2 2.9

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