Morrow gets first nod in three-point contest

Morrow gets first nod in three-point contest
February 16, 2012, 3:11 am
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Former Warriors shooting guard Anthony Morrow has the second-best all-time shooting percentage from beyond the arc (.443), trailing only Steve Kerr (.454).

It should come as somewhat of a surprise, then, that the fourth-year swingman will compete in his first career three-point contest this year.

Morrow, 26, went undrafted in 2008. But when he got his chance with Golden State, he capitalized, scoring 37 points in his first career start. It was the most points scored by an undrafted rookie an any game, let alone their first start.

That same rookie season, Morrow became the first ever Warrior to lead the league in three-point shooting, going 86-for-184, good for 46.7.

Despite the 336 three-pointers he sunk in his first three years, he was passed on for the contest each season. This year, with 60 threes made, he'll compete against Ryan Anderson, Mario Chalmers, Joe Johnson, Kevin Love and reigning champion James Jones.

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Where is your rooting interest in this year's contest? Is it with the same person you think will win?

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