J.J. Redick has been the NCAA’s career leader in made three pointers for nearly seven years now. His mark stands at 458. It has been challenged a few times over the years, most recently by David Holston, a guard who graduated from Chicago State in 2009. He fell eight shots short of Redick’s record.
However, Travis Bader from Oakland University currently sits only 20 made threes away from breaking Redick’s mark and at his amazing clip of nearly five made threes per game, it is safe to assume that Bader will soon be the NCAA’s new three point record holder.
Granted, Bader fell far short of his average last night, going 0-8 from three point land in a loss to Milwaukee. But with a whole half of a season left to play, Bader has enough time to not only set the record, but establish a new benchmark for three point success.
Oakland was the only D-1 school to recruit the Okemos, M.I. native and he has not disappointed both on and off the court. He graduated in three years and is currently completing work on a Master’s degree. Bader was named to the preseason All-Horizon League first team, as well as the mid-major All-American list.