The women's team have a UK representative, now so do the men's. Add Davion Mintz to the list of college basketball's most elite talent to be invited to New Orleans for this years State Farm College Three-Point Contest. Kentucky women's basketball star Rhyne Howard was also chosen as a participant.
Each year, 24 of the nation’s top talents will compete for slam dunk and three-point shooting Championship rounds. The Xavier University of Louisiana’s Convocation Center will host the Great Clips Slam Dunk Championship, the TaxAct Men’s 3-Point Championship, the Rocket Mortgage Women’s 3-Point Shooting Championship and the Applebee’s Team Shootout. The winners of the TaxAct Men’s and Rocket Mortgage Women’s 3-Point Championships will then compete in the Battle of the Champions.
Other notable names to have participated in the event are Gary Payton, Steve Nash, Jason Terry, Kyle Korver, Bobby Hurley, Michael Finley, Allan Houston, Wesley Matthews, Denzel Valentine, Yogi Ferrell, Cappie Pondexter, Katie Gearlds, Kristi Toliver, Odyssey Sims, Tiffany Hayes, Tiffany Mitchell and Ariel Atkins. Adding Kentucky's Davion Mintz and Rhyne Howard only cements the list of names even more.
Davion becomes just the fourth UK player to participate in the three-point event dating back to 1989, joining the list of Gerald Fitch (2004), Scott Padgett (1999) and Travis Ford (1994).
The event will take place on March 31st, on ESPN at 9 p.m. EST.