Fred Newman, an NBSA honorary member, made a record of 209 consecutive 3 pointers in 1996 when he was 60 years old and holds the record for Most Consecutive Three Pointers.Apparently he’s also made 1,000 free throws in a row and he’s made 88 in a row blindfolded.
VIEWING TIP: The first basket looks pretty much like the other 208. So would suggest after watching the first few baskets fast forward it to the end of the clip so you can see him miss on the 210th shot. He seems dumbfounded.
A three-point field goal (also known as a three-pointer, three or trey) is a field goal in a basketball game made from beyond the three-point line, a designated arc surrounding the basket. A successful attempt is worth three points, in contrast to the two points awarded for shots made inside the three-point line. In 3×3, a formalized version of half-court basketball, shots from outside the arc are worth 2 points, with all other successful shots worth 1 point.
A three-point field goal is distinguished from a “three-point play” or an “and-1″, which occurs when a shooter successfully scores a two-point basket while being fouled, and then makes the ensuing free throw. If such a foul occurs on a successful three-point shot, the resulting free throw gives the player a chance to earn a four-point play. If a player gets fouled while shooting a three-point shot but does not score they get three free throws.
The three-point line generally consists of an arc at a set radius measured from the point on the floor directly below the center of the basket, and two parallel lines equidistant from each sideline extending from the nearest end line to the point at which they intersect the arc. A player’s feet must be completely behind the three-point line at the time of the shot or jump in order to make a three-point attempt; if the player’s feet are on or in front of the line, it is a two point attempt. A player is allowed to jump from outside the line and land inside the line to make a three-point attempt, as long as the ball is released in mid-air.
An official raises his/her arm with three fingers extended to signal the shot attempt. If the attempt is successful, he/she raises his/her other arm with all fingers fully extended in manner similar to a football official signifying successful field goal to indicate the three-point goal. The official must recognize it for it to count as three points. Instant replay has sometimes been used, depending on league rules.