MINNEAPOLIS (April 3, 2019) – The 2019 State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships roster is finalized, Intersport announced today. The 31st annual event, which will showcase the dunking and long-range shooting talents of 24 of the country’s premier college basketball players, will air live on ESPN at 8 p.m. CT on Thursday from Target Center in Minneapolis.
The night features the Great Clips Slam Dunk Championship, the State Farm Men’s 3-Point Championship, the Rocket Mortgage Women’s 3-Point Championship and the Applebee’s Team Shootout. The winners of the Men’s and Women’s 3-Point Championships will then compete in the Reese’s Puffs Battle of the Champions. The following players have been selected to compete in each contest:
State Farm Men’s 3-Point Championship
David Crisp - Washington
Clayton Custer – Loyola Chicago
Mike Daum – South Dakota State
Corey Davis Jr. – Houston
Fletcher Magee – Wofford
CJ Massinburg – Buffalo
Josh Perkins – Gonzaga
BJ Taylor – UCF
Great Clips Slam Dunk Championship
Jordan Davis – Northern Colorado
Roberto Gallinat – Pacific
Jamall Gregory – Jacksonville St.
Roderick Howell – North Greenville
Khalil Iverson – Wisconsin
DaQuan Jeffries – Tulsa
Marlain Veal – Southeastern Louisiana
Josh Webster – Missouri State
Rocket Mortgage Women’s 3-Point Championship
Sophie Cunningham – Missouri
Natisha Hiedeman – Marquette
Presley Hudson – Central Michigan
Kiara Leslie – NC State
Darby Maggard – Belmont
Maci Morris – Kentucky
Taylor Pierce – Idaho
Danni Williams – Texas
Roderick Howell of Division II North Greenville earned a spot in the Slam Dunk Championship by winning the “Dark Horse Dunker” competition, a digital media fan-voting contest. After 280,895 fan votes were cast over four weeks, Howell was selected to compete in the contest.
Over the last 30 years, several of the top players in college basketball have competed in the College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships including: Gary Payton, Steve Nash, Jason Terry, Kyle Korver, Bobby Hurley, Michael Finley, Allan Houston, Wesley Matthews, Yogi Ferrell, Cappie Pondexter, Katie Gearlds, Kristi Toliver, Tiffany Hayes and Ariel Atkins.
Tickets for the State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships are on sale now. Tickets, which begin at $15, can be purchased at CollegeSlam.com, TargetCenter.com/CollegeSlam or the Target Center box office.
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