I’ve got good news for you and I’ve got bad news.
The good news is that at some point between 8pm and 10pm tonight on ESPN2, Andrew Rowsey is going to attempt be crowned as the best three-point shooter in the country. Or, at least, the best senior three-point shooter in the country.
The bad news is that we don’t have any idea about the format of the contest, nor when it will actually occur during that two hour window. We’re also going to get a men’s basketball dunk contest and a women’s three-point contest somewhere in there, so I can’t narrow it down for you. We also don’t know if there’s some sort of prize attached to this contest. That would make sense, as they’ve only invited seniors to compete, but again, we have no information from the organizers. I would encourage you to follow College Slam on Twitter for updates or check in with CollegeSlam.com to see if we get a rundown for the contest at some point today.
We do, however, know the names of the other seven contestants in the three-point shooting challenge. They are as follows, in alphabetical order:
- Connor Burchfield, William & Mary (81-of-161, 50.3%)
- Matt Farrell, Notre Dame (94-of-253, 37.2%)
- Marcus Foster, Creighton (93-of-224, 41.5%)
- Conner Frankamp, Wichita State (56-of-154, 36.4%)
- Donovan Jackson, Iowa State (95-of-237, 40.1%)
- Dakota Mathias, Purdue (96-of-206, 46.6%)
- Andrew Rowsey, Marquette (125-of-301, 41.5%)
- Jonathan Stark, Murray State (104-of-264, 39.4%)
I would wager that Burchfield should be the favorite here, as he has the best shooting percentage of the group. I suppose we can’t ignore the fact that Rowsey has attempted and made more three-pointers than anyone else, but I don’t know if that actually gives him an advantage here.
BOLD PREDICTION TIME: If Rowsey hits at least two of his first three attempts, he will win the whole shebang.
2018 State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships
Date: Thursday, March 29, 2018
Time: 8pm Central
Location: Bill Greehey Arena, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX