Cal Basketball Video: New 3-Point Distance No Concern for Kareem South
Kareem South spent the past four years at Texas A&M Corpus Christi, but Cal's new shooting guard grew up in Toronto, where basketball utilized the international FIBA 3-point shooting distance of 22 feet, 1 3/4 inches.
That will become the college 3-point distance beginning this season, as the NCAA moves away from its traditional 20-9 arc.
Being familiar with the new distance is only one reason South feels confident about how he will cope with the change, as he explains in the video above.
"Personally, I believe it won't be much of an adjustment because I do happen to shoot from far out," he said. It also gives me an opportunity as a shooter to space the floor a little bit more, which kind of helps my game."
South, who will play one season for the Bears as a graduate transfer, shot 36.7 percent from deep a year ago. He has converted at least 36 percent each of the past three seasons.