Nate Britt's high school coach optimistic about right-handed shooting

North Carolina point guard Nate Britt made headlines last week when it was revealed he has been practicing shooting with his right hand this offseason.

The left-handed Britt shot just 36.7 percent from the field last season, making three 3-pointers during the entire season. Based on those numbers, one might think Britt was known as a mediocre shooter, but Britt had decent touch from the mid-range and 3-point line at the high school level.

While switching hands from one season to the next seems like a drastic change, his former high school coach doesn’t think it will be that hard an adjustment for Britt.

“Up through middle school, he shot the ball with both hands,” Steve Turner, who coached Britt at Gonzaga (D.C.), told

“A lot of people will tell you he’s going to be a better right-handed shooter. Watch his body. It’s more fluid, his body his more square to the basket. I’m predicting his percentages all go up.”

Britt has shown impressive dexterity in the past, whether it’s handling the ball or finishing at the basket. If he develops a consistent outside shot, Britt will be a dangerous weapon for North Carolina next season.

“It’s going to catch people off guard,” Turner said. “He can do both.”

Britt averaged 5.1 points and 2.4 assists as a freshman.

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