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Ferrell to compete in State Farm 3-point contest

Indiana senior guard Yogi Ferrell was selected to compete in the 3-point contest at the State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships.

Less than 24 hours after earning Wooden Award All-American honors, Yogi Ferrell earned an additional career accolade.

The senior guard from Indianapolis was invited to compete in the 3-point contest for the State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships at the Berry Center in Cypress, Texas. The event will be nationally televised Thursday on ESPN at 9 p.m. 

According to a press release, the complete list of competitors will be revealed at a later date. However, WDRB's Rick Bozich reported that Louisville grad transfer guard Damion Lee will also compete in the contest. 

A career 39.9 percent 3-point shooter, Ferrell shot 42 percent from 3-point range this season, 10th-best in the Big Ten. His conference play 3-point percentage of 43.1 percent ranked eighth in the Big Ten. 

Ferrell was one of 24 players from men's and women's college basketball players selected to compete in the contest. Past participants over the competition's 27-year history include Gary Payton, Steve Nash, Jason Terry, Kyle Korver, Aaron Brooks, Bobby Hurley, Michael Finley, Damon Stoudamire, Allan Houston, Wes Matthews, Cappie Pondexter, Katie Gearlds, and Kristi Toliver.


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