James Jones has been great this season from 3pt land so far.
He is third in 3pt %: 48.3%.
However if you compare with Gibson and Peja, both of them are great as well. Gibson (46.9%) & Peja (46.2%) may shoot slightly lower percentage compare to James Jones however they actually made more 3pts/game this season. Peja (2.9/game) & Gibson (2.3/game) are higher than James Jones (1.7/game).
However I do agree James Jones deserves to be in the contest instead of Kobe Bryant and Hamilton.
Actually besides James Jones, Anthony Parker (49.2%; 1.9/game) deserves to be selected as well.
I am not sure what is the criteria to select the contestants in a 3pt shootup however I believe 3pt % & 3pt made per game should be the factors to be considered.
So Anthony Parker, James Jones, Rashard Lewis (3rd in 3pt made/game) should be considered.
As mentioned by ball3r, James Jones has been injured so he could not participate anyway however Parker, Lewis should be considered instead of Hamilton (only 1 3pt/game) & Kobe (1.8 3pt/game but only 35.8%).
May be they prefers big names like Kobe & Hamilton to give more attraction in this competition.
However I still believe they should be a guideline in selecting the contestants. May be a combination formula between their 3pt % & 3pt made/game together with the defending champion like Kapono case.
· 1 decade ago