20 July 2011
#3 Jeff Hornacek
To many of us Jeff Hornacek is simply known as "Horny", and for taking part in the greatest threesome hug in all of sports history.
I don't think that we could have matched a better player, to a better system, at a better time, with Horny on the Jazz from 94-00.
Jeff Hornacek has the highest FT shooting % in Utah Jazz History (200+games) and is 13th on the all time NBA career list at 87.7. He was in the top ten throughout this entire career and led the league in 1990.
His mechanics, balance, release point and release were flawless, even when coming of the curl. Horny could curl both ways as well, which is a rare find nowadays. Most players are significantly better at the curl turning into their shooting hand. Horny was deadly from both sides. As crazy as it sounds he was also probably one of the best crazy shot shooters of all time as well. When you watch the videos check out some of the ridiculous shots that just makes people go WTF i.e. 360 layups, left hand left side over "The Dream", double cluch buzzer beaters, running three pointers... simply amazing.
As a two time 3-point champion 98' and 00', not only was Horny deadly from 10-18 he was excellent from deep. Horny is the all time 3pt% shooter in Utah Jazz history at .428%, and the next closest is John Crotty and .393%.
He was simple a great shooter.
Here are some Horny Highlights to wet the whistle.
and some more...some are the same...
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