McD: Drew Wins 3-Point Contest

MILWAUKEE --- Larry Drew is known as a pass-first point guard. But at Monday evening's McDonald's All-American Powerade Jam Fest, the North Carolina signee proved his worth as a long-range shooter, taking home the three-point contest trophy.

Drew, a point guard from Encino (Calif.) Taft, scored 18 points in the first round and only trailed Nevada signee Luke Babbit, who scored 19 points in the opening round. The two met in the championships and Drew won with his round of 17.

"I thought I wasn't going to miss a shot until I went to the second rack," Drew said. "I just tried to go through the rest of my racks and concentrate on hitting the money ball and hitting shots."

"I had a feeling that I wasn't going to be able to enjoy the event as much if I didn't win," he continued. "Obviously I wanted to win badly and now I can just chill and relax and have fun."

Drew tore through his first rack in the finals of the three-point contest as he hit every shot including the money ball. Babbitt, who came out hot in round one, put up 12 points in the loss.

"I thought I was going to make it to the final round," Drew said. "With Luke Babbitt and Mike Rosario there was definitely some pretty good shooters in it. Once you get out there on the court in front of everybody you just have to stay focused."

For winning the competition Drew not only got a trophy, but also a blue Powerade JamFest jersey.

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