Oakland guard Travis Bader breaks all-time NCAA record for career 3-pointers

Nov 15, 2013; Berkeley, CA, USA; Oakland Golden Grizzlies guard Travis Bader (3) before an inbound pass against the California Golden Bears during the first half at Haas Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

On Sunday afternoon, the Golden Grizzlies from Oakland University lost what appeared to be a “ho-hum”, 86-64 decision at the hands of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. However, the game featured a more than exciting event, as Oakland senior Travis Bader eclipsed a noteworthy NCAA Division 1 record.

Bader’s three-pointer at the 6:17 mark of the 1st half gave him 458 for his 4-year career, and in the process, he broke the all-time mark held by Duke guard J.J. Redick. Obviously, this is an extremely impressive display regardless of competition level, and those that remember Redick’s incredible proficiency while in Durham have to acknowledge how difficult it would have been for Bader to surpass it.

The senior guard has averaged more than 10 points per game during all 4 seasons in his career, and more importantly, his 3-point percentage has never fallen below 38% in any season. At 6-foot-5, Bader has been able to get his shot off against smaller guards while being able to free himself against larger defenders, and it’s time for a national hat-tip to Bader on the day of this historic event.

Topics: Oakland Golden Grizzlies, Travis Bader

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