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Why is the three-point shot called from downtown in basketball?

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Freddie Brown graduated from downtown Milwaukee's Lincoln High School in 1967, where other high schools gave him his nickname "Downtown Freddie" Brown, and he was often amongst the top free-point shooters in the league. Downtown Freddie Brown was captain of the SuperSonics' 78-79 NBA championship team. When the three point shot was adopted into the NBA in the 79-80 season, he led the league in 3 point shots, and during this time, it became a saying, referring to "downtown" as a far shot (3 point shot).
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Who made the first three point shot in basketball?

Ronnie Carr of Western Carolina made college basketball's first 3-point shot in 1980.   Chris Ford of the Boston Celtics made the NBA's first 3-point shot in 1979.

When was the three point shot added to basketball?

The NBA adopted the 3 point line at the start of the 1979-1980 season, which is of variable distance, ranging from 22 feet (6.7 m) in the corners to 23.75 feet.

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First three point shot in college basketball?

Ronnie Carr. He played for Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC He made the shot on Nov. 29, 1980