FORMER GRINNELL STAR JOHN GROTBERG CHOSEN AS ONE OF TOP FIVE 3-POINT SHOOTERS IN COLLEGE BASKETBALL HISTORY
GRINNELL, Iowa – John Grotberg ’09 earned several accolades while starring for the Grinnell College men’s basketball team.
Now Grotberg has another honor, as he was named one of the top five 3-point shooters in college basketball history in a story that appeared on Yahoo! Sports rivals.com.
Grotberg is surrounded by good company, as the other four players to be listed are Chris Lofton of Tennessee, Dennis Scott of Georgia Tech, Stephen Curry of Davidson and J.J. Reddick of Duke.
Grotberg was a three-time D3Hoops.com All-Region selection during his Pioneer career. The 6-foot-2 guard set the NCAA record, regardless of level, for career 3-pointers with 526 while averaging 5.48 per contest. Only one other person, former Grinnell player Jeff Clement, has ever averaged more than 5 treys per game.
Grotberg led the nation and conference in scoring (31.0 points per game) and 3-pointers per game (6.2) his senior season, and led the Midwest Conference in steals per game (3.3), a category in which he ranked seventh nationally. Grotberg was also among the league leaders in free throw percentage his senior year at 86.8 percent.
After the season, he was chosen as one of eight participants in the ESPN 3-Point Championships held in conjunction with the Division I Final Four.