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Three Point Field Goal

What is Three Point Field Goal?

A field goal made taken from behind the three-point line, which is worth three points. It is sometimes known as a "three-pointer" and often abbreviated as "3FG".

Sporting Charts explains Three Point Field Goal

In the NBA, the three-point line is 22 feet away from the basket at the sidelines and 23 feet and 9 inches away from the basket everywhere else. In the NCAA, the three-point line is 19 feet and 9 inches away from the basket.

The NBA introduced the three-point line during the 1979-80 season, and since then, the league leader in career three-point field goals made is Boston Celtics shooting guard Ray Allen with 2,612. He is also the league leader in career three-point field goals attempted with 6,554.

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