Jay Larranaga still has the school record for most 3-pointers made in a game at Bowling Green: Nine against Akron on Feb. 8, 1997.
Larranaga can still launch it from deep.
After today’s practice at Penn State Behrend, Larranaga hoisted up 79 shots from 3-point range in a 5-minute span.
He made 59. He also made a point to his players watching.
“I want to show the guys how many shots you can get up,” Larranaga said. “We did it the first time and guys are taking their time. The rebounder is not hustling after the rebound. One our guys went 35 for 60 and was happy with it. Shot over 60 percent. It’s good, but I said ‘You’ve got to get up 75 shots. You got to make it game-like,’ and I don’t think they believe you unless you see someone do it. They see they’re old, out-of-shape coach be able to get up 79 shots, it says to them, I got to go faster.”
First off, 36 is not old.
Second, the Junker Center does not have a 3-point line, but Larranaga was shooting from a strip of blue tape put down on the court to indicate an NBA 3-point shot.
“You should get up 80,” he added. “I’m older. It’s different. It’s an NBA three so it’s not really a jump shot. It’s a set shot you’ve got to get up quick.”
Working up a good sweat, Larranaga said this is a good way to get in a good workout.