HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Southern Miss forward Michael Craig will participate in the State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships, next Thursday, April 3, at 8 p.m. CT. The championships will take place at Moody Coliseum on the campus of SMU in Dallas, Texas, 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.
Craig, who will compete in the Denny's Slam Dunk Championship, led Southern Miss in both scoring (11.1 ppg) while placing second in Conference USA in field goal percentage (.599) and eighth in rebounding (7.5). His performance throughout the 2013-14 season helped the Golden Eagles to a school-record 29 wins and the Conference USA regular-season title. A Third Team All-Conference USA selection this year, Craig also was named to the Conference USA All-Tournament Team after posting 15.5 points and 10.5 rebounds per game.
"Michael had a great senior year," said Southern Miss head coach Donnie Tyndall. "Throughout the course of the season, he had some very explosive plays that have garnered the national media's attention. I am glad that Mike will have an opportunity to showcase his athleticism and personality in the Denny's Slam Dunk Championship."
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).
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