Utah Jazz guard Randy Foye entered the 2012-13 season with expectations already placed on his shoulders.

“I had the pressure on me from the beginning,” he said at locker cleanout at EnergySolutions Arena on Thursday afternoon.

“I had the pressure put on me early on saying, ‘We need you to come here and help us become a better 3-point shooting team.’”

After shooting just 29.3 percent from 3-point range a season ago, the Jazz expected Foye to hit 3s — and he did.

The seven-year veteran both made and attempted the most shots from long range since the 1979-80 season. He hit 178 of 434 attempts for a season average of 41.0 percent.

“I’m not just a 3-point shooter, but that’s one of my strengths,” said Foye. “I felt as though that’s what (the Jazz) needed, and I tried to help them get there.”

Foye’s was the best performance by a Jazz player, besting Mehmet Okur, who hit 129 3s in the 2006-07 season, and C.J. Miles, who took 339 3s in the 2010-11 season. Okur attempted 336 3-point shots for 38.4 percent and Miles made 109 for 32.2 percent.