CHICAGO (March 16, 2018) – Mount St. Mary's senior Junior Robinson (Mebane, N.C.) has been selected to the Slam Dunk Championship roster for the 30th annual State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships at Bill Greehey Arena at St. Mary's University in San Antonio on Thursday, March 29, Intersport announced today. Robinson is one of eight men's college basketball players selected for the event that will air live on ESPN2 at 8 p.m. CT. He was invited to take part in the Slam Dunk Championship after being recognized as one of the nation's finest slam dunk performers.
Robinson posted one of the top seasons in Mount St. Mary's history this year. The 5-5 guard was named the Northeast Conference (NEC) Player of the Year, becoming just the second player in Mount history to earn NEC Player of the Year honors. He led the NEC and is currently 14th in the nation in scoring at 22.0 points per game while he finished second in the conference with 4.9 assists per game. Robinson scored 20 or more points in a game on 23 occasions this year, currently the fifth-most in the nation this year.
With 703 points this season, Robinson moved into third on the Mount St. Mary's all-time scoring list with 1,872 career points. His 703 points are the second-most in a season in Mount history, and he joins Mount legendary players Jack Sullivan, John O'Reilly, Chris McGuthrie and Fred Carter as the only players to score 600 or more points in a season. Those four are the only Mount players to have their number retired.
Robinson is the second player at the Mount to earn NEC Player of the Year honors, joining McGuthrie who won the award in 1995-96. Robinson was also named First Team All-NEC, becoming the sixth player in Mount history to earn First Team All-NEC honors, joining Elijah Long (2016-17), Jeremy Goode (2008-09; 2009-10), Gregory Harris (1998-99), Riley Inge (1995-96) and McGuthrie (1994-95; 1995-96) as the only Mount players to earn First Team All-NEC honors. He was named NEC Player of the Week on five occasions this year, tying the conference record for most NEC Player of the Week awards in one season.
Intersport, producers of the event, invites 24 of the nation's elite men's and women's college basketball players to compete in the State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships (eight dunkers, along with eight men's and eight women's shooters). The program showcases the dunking and sharp-shooting talents of the nation's top college basketball players during the Great Clips Men's 3-Point Shooting Championship, the Marine's Women's 3-Point Shooting Championship, the Samsung Battle of the Champions, the Dunkin' Donuts Slam Dunk Championship and the Applebee's Team Shootout.
A complete roster of participants will be released at a later date.
Over the last 29 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, Damon Stoudamire, Allan Houston, Denzel Valentine, Yogi Ferrell, Wes Matthews, Cappie Pondexter, Katie Gearlds, and Kristi Toliver.
Tickets for the 2018 State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships are on sale now and can be purchased at CollegeSlam.com. General admission tickets are $15. For special group rates, please call 312-467-2826. Bill Greehey Arena is located at 1 Camino Santa Maria, San Antonio, TX 78228.
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