DURHAM, N.C. – Duke guard Andre Dawkins will participate in the State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships at 9 p.m. ET April 3 at Moody Coliseum on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Intersport announced today. The 26th annual event, which will air live on ESPN, features 24 of college basketball’s top dunkers and long-range shooters.
Individual elements of the contest include: Quicken Loans Men’s 3-Point Championship, Buick Women’s 3-Point Championship, Echo Battle of the Champions and Denny’s Slam Dunk Championship.
Dawkins will compete in the Quicken Loans Men’s 3-Point Championship after helping Duke to a 26-9 record this season. The Chesapeake, Va., native averaged 7.9 points per game, while shooting 42.1 percent (64-for-152) from three-point range. He finished his career ranked eighth on the Blue Devils’ all-time list with 231 triples and became the 63rd player at Duke to top 1,000 career points. Dawkins wrapped up his career ranked fifth in school history with a .410 (231-for-563) three-point field goal percentage.
One player already named to the Denny’s Slam Dunk Championship roster is Eastern Kentucky University forward Marcus Lewis, who won the State Farm Dark Horse Dunker competition. A five-week, bracket-style, elimination competition, 16 under-the-radar dunkers competed in this social media contest. Fans determined the winner by voting during each round at www.facebook.com/CollegeSlam.
Outstanding State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships alumni include: Gary Payton (Oregon State), Steve Nash (Santa Clara), Bobby Hurley (Duke), Allan Houston (Tennessee), Michael Finley (Wisconsin), Wesley Matthews (Marquette), Kyle Korver (Creighton), Damon Stoudamire (Arizona) and Jason Terry (Arizona).