Orlando Magic Shooting Month: Top 20 shooters in Orlando Magic history

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Top 20 Shooters in Orlando Magic History

9. Mike Miller

By Jacob Warfle

Mike Miller makes this list on the basis of career achievement, not specifically his time with the Orlando Magic. Put simply, Miller is one of the best shooters in the history of the league.

He ranks 28th all-time in NBA history in three-point percentage (40.7), and slots in about 10 spots higher if you remove active players. Despite playing most of his 17 seasons before the league’s “three-point boom,” Miller currently ranks 33rd all-time with 1,590. This number would be way higher if he had just come into the league a decade later.

Much of this generation of fans may remember Miller’s one-shoe three-pointer in the NBA Finals with the Miami Heat or the viral clip of him giving his University of Memphis players buckets. But there was a time when his talent was undeniable.

In college, Miller knocked down 226 three-pointers in just two seasons and led his Florida Gators all the way to the National Championship game in 2000. The Magic selected him fifth overall in the following draft and he had immediate success, winning Rookie of the Year.

In the 2.5 seasons spent in Orlando, Miller hit 351 three-pointers on 38.0-percent shooting. He was a key player for the franchise before being dealt in 2003. The numbers here will not appear on any Magic leaderboards, but I could make the argument Miller is a better pure shooter than most of the players listed above him here.

He may not mean as much to the Orlando Magic franchise as guys like Rashard Lewis or Nick Anderson, but Mike Miller can knock down threes at just as high of a clip.

On his smooth shooting stroke alone, Miller made a largely successful NBA career for himself. And as we have seen over the years, shooting does not go away with age. Miller can still knock them down.