LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech's Zach Smith has been selected for the 30th annual State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championship held Thursday, March 29 at Bill Greehey Arena on the campus of St. Mary's University in San Antonio.
Smith is one of eight participants selected for the event which will be televised live by ESPN2 at 8 p.m. CT following the NIT Championship Game.
Texas Tech has a championship lineage in the College Slam Dunk contest. Lance Hughes (1995), Darvin Ham (1996) and Andre Emmett (2004) are all former champions.
Tickets can be purchased for $15 online at the link below: https://www.collegeslam.com/page/show/3165254-buy-tickets
The format features three rounds of competition. The four players with the highest opening round scores will advance to the semifinals. Then, two finalists based on high score will be narrowed down from the semifinal round.
In addition to the four judges on-site, fans can serve as the event's fifth judge on social media on Thursday by tweeting CollegeSlam followed by LastNameRating (e.g. CollegeSlam Smith10).
2018 College Slam Dunk Participants
Jacobi Boykins, Louisiana Tech
TK Edogi, Iona
Carlton Hurst, South Dakota
Joseph Kilgore, Texas A&M Corpus Christi
Deshun Patterson, Taber College
Max Pearce, SUNY Purchase
Junior Robinson, Mount St. Mary's
Zach Smith, Texas Tech
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