Rosters set for 2017 Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships
Rosters set for 2017 Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Fans can also vote for their favorite player via social media Thursday night at 10 p.m. during ESPN’s broadcast

            PHOENIX (March 28, 2017) – ETSU senior guard A.J. Merriweather (Jackson) now knows who he will be competing against Thursday night when he becomes the fourth Buccaneer in program history to take part in the 2017 State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships at 10 p.m. on ESPN inside Grand Canyon University Arena.

            On Tuesday, the event promoters Intersport announced the players that will competed in the various competitions on Thursday. They also released information that fans will be able to vote for their favorite dunkers as part of a “5th Judge” social media campaign. Simply tweet using the #collegeslam as well as the last name and score for each dunker. For instance, ETSU fans wishing to vote for Merriweather would use #collegeslam #merriweather10.

            The program consists of the Denny's Slam Dunk Championship, the Great Clips Men's 3-Point Shooting Championship, the Marine’s Women's 3-Point Shooting Championship, the Shoe Carnival Battle of the Champions, and the Be The Match Team Shootout. The following players have been selected to compete in each contest:


Great Clips Men’s 3-Point

Bryce Alford – UCLA

Torian Graham – Arizona State

Kris Jenkins – Villanova

Peter Jok – Iowa

Matt Jones – Duke

Nazareth Mitrou-Long – Iowa State

DeWayne Russell – Grand Canyon

Derrick Walton Jr. – Michigan


Denny’s Slam Dunk

A.J. Merriweather – ETSU

Vitto Brown – Wisconsin

Antonius Cleveland – SE Missouri St.

Steven Davis – Wright State

Tyler Flack – South Dakota

Garland Owens – Boston College

Rodney Pryor – Georgetown

Paul Watson – Fresno State


Marine’s Women’s 3-Point

Heather Corral – Washington

Tori Jankoska – Michigan State

Jessica January – DePaul

Alexis Jones – Baylor

Alexis Peterson – Syracuse

Shatori Walker-Kimbrough – Maryland

Kindred Wesemann – Kansas State

Sydney Wiese – Oregon State


Antonius Cleveland of Southeast Missouri State earned a spot in the Slam Dunk Championship by winning the “Dark Horse Dunker” competition, a digital media fan voting contest. After 393,619 fan votes were cast over four weeks, Cleveland was selected to compete in the contest.

Over the last 28 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, Denzel Valentine, Damon Stoudamire, Allan Houston, Wes Matthews, Cappie Pondexter, Katie Gearlds, and Kristi Toliver.

Tickets for the 2017 State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships are on sale now and can be purchased at General admission tickets are $15. For special group rates, please call 312-467-2826. Grand Canyon University Arena is located at 3300 W. Camelback Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85017. For more information about the State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships, visit, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@CollegeSLAM).


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