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Richardson To Dunk

March 21, 2002

LAS VEGAS - UNLV men's basketball senior Chris Richardson will be on hand as college basketball's best shooters and slam-dunk artists will converge on Atlanta next week for the 14th Annual Slam Dunk and Three-Point Championships.

This year's event will take place on the campus of Georgia State University at the GSU Sports Arena on Thursday, March 28 at 4 p.m. PST. The sharpshooters and slammers will be showcased in the two-hour ESPN telecast that will be seen on Saturday, March 30 (11 a.m. - 1 p.m. PST).

The event, now in its second decade, will include the men's 3-point contest, the women's 3-point shootout, the slam-dunk contest, and a battle of the sexes (a concluding 3-point championship matching the men's and women's winners from earlier in the evening).

In addition to Richardson, others scheduled to participate in the slam-dunk contest include Devin Brown of UTSA, Brandon Dean of Arkansas, Michael Gholar of Mississippi State, Adam Hall of Virginia, Ryan Humphrey of Notre Dame, Frederick Jones of Oregon and Rolan Roberts of Southern Illinois.

Scheduled to compete in the men's 3-point contest are Tony Akins of Georgia Tech, Cory Bradford of Illinois, Dan Dickau of Gonzaga, David Graves of Notre Dame, Lynn Greer of Temple and Steve Logan of Cincinnati.

Women's 3-point contest competitors are Tracy Gahan of Iowa State, Kelly Komara of Purdue, Brandi McCain of Florida, Lindsey Meder of Iowa, Felicia Ragland of Oregon State, Rosalind Ross of Oklahoma, Nikki Teasley of North Carolina and Lindsey Yamasaki of Stanford.

The judges for this year's slam-dunk contest include four-time Heavyweight Champion Evander Holyfield, Georgia State Basketball Coach Lefty Driesell and Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick.

ESPN's announcers for the telecast include Brad Nessler, Brad Daugherty, and Jimmy Dykes.



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