Class 3A: Top 10 Returning 3-Point Shooters
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*Minimum 50 3-point attempts 1.) 2024 Nolan Waters (Atlantic) – 49.1% (28/57) Waters played in just 15 games last season for the Trojans, so he shot it less than most of the other players on this top 10 list, but…
*Minimum 50 3-point attempts
1.) 2024 Nolan Waters (Atlantic) – 49.1% (28/57)
Waters played in just 15 games last season for the Trojans, so he shot it less than most of the other players on this top 10 list, but he was dynamic when he was on the floor. He’s a sharpshooter with a quick release who shot it much better from the arc than he did from 2-point range (32%).
2.) 2024(Waverly-Shell Rock) – 49.0% (25/51)
Ramker came off the bench last season to provide some major scoring sparks for the Go-Hawks, averaging 9.5 points a game despite not starting a single contest. He’s an efficient guard who uses his speed to get to he rim, and he’s also (clearly) a gifted shooting threat.
3.) 2025(Waverly-Shell Rock) – 48.6% (34/70)
Another Go-Hawk in the top 3, Frazell was one of many deadly 3-point shooting threats for WSR last season. He’s capable of shooting it at an equally high clip off the catch and the dribble.
4.) 2025 Blake Aalbers (MOC-Floyd Valley) – 46.4% (45/97)
Aalbers is a 5-8 guard who does a good job both moving without the ball and using good footwork when he’s playing with the ball in his hands to create some space to get his shot off. He’s a dynamic shot maker who uses his speed to his advantage on both ends of the floor.
5.) 2024(Solon) – 46.1% (47/102)
Benzing is one of the best pure scorers in the class, a 6-4 wing who can fill it up from anywhere. He’s a pure shooter with a picturesque release and extended range, and he doesn’t force anything. He averaged 17.7 points and a team-high 5.7 rebounds a game on 52-46-85 shooting splits.
6.) 2024(Humboldt) – 45.8% (38/83)
One of four players to average in double-figures last year for the Wildcats, Hatcher put up 13.6 points and 8.0 rebounds a game as a junior with impressive 52-46-83 shooting splits. He has good size and a really good feel for the game, and his ability to do a little bit of everything (also led the team in assists at 3.5 a game) makes him invaluable for Humboldt.
7.) 2024 Rylen Stiegelmeyer (Solon) – 44.9% (35/78)
An off-ball guard with a quick release, Stiegelmeyer was fifth on the team in scoring last year at 7.7 points a game, providing some scoring punch off the bench. He shot it better from behind the arc than he did from inside the arc (40.3%).
8.) 2024(ADM) – 44.3% (74/167)
A 6-3 sharpshooter with the size to get his shot off pretty much whenever he wants, Bryte has established himself as one of the best pure shooters off the catch in the state. He moves really well without the ball in his hands and has a quick release and tons of range.
9.) 2025 Brayden Traetow (Pella) – 44.3% (31/70)
Traetow averaged just 6.7 points a game as a sophomore for the Dutch, but his ability to help space the floor is huge for a Pella team that is filled with talented players who can put the ball on the floor and get to the rim. He’ll step into a bigger all-around scoring role as a junior.
10.) 2025 Aidan Bernard (Independence) – 43.1% (25/58)
A 6-1 forward who does most of his damage inside the arc, Bernard showed the ability to stretch the floor as well as a sophomore, burying over 43% of his 3-point attempts. With the transfer of, Bernard will be asked to do a lot for the Mustangs on the offensive end this season.