College Mens Basketball

Peter Jok, Naz Mitrou-Long in shootout tonight

Hawkeye, Cyclone seniors in 3-point contest in Phoenix

Cordell Pemsl (35) and Peter Jok (14) of the Iowa Hawkeyes celebrate a Jok 3-pointer against Penn State earlier this month in Iowa City. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)
Cordell Pemsl (35) and Peter Jok (14) of the Iowa Hawkeyes celebrate a Jok 3-pointer against Penn State earlier this month in Iowa City. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)

Two of the most-prolific shooters in our state’s college basketball history will compete tonight in the State Farm Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships.

The event, at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, will be telecast by ESPN at 9 p.m., Central time.

Peter Jok of Iowa and Naz Mitrou-Long of Iowa State will try to outshoot six other players from around the country, including the player who made the game-winning 3-pointer in the 2016 NCAA tournament, Kris Jenkins of Villanova.

Mitrou-Long’s 260 career 3-pointers ranks second behind Jake Sullivan (270) on Iowa State’s all-time list.

Jok’s 216 threes place him fourth on Iowa’s all-time list behind Jeff Horner (262), Matt Gatens (239) and Chris Kingsbury (226 in three seasons).

Here is the list of the entrants in the men’s 3-point contest, in order of how many threes they made this season:

1.

Bryce Alford

UCLA 116-of-270, .430

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2.

Torian Graham

Arizona State 108-of-279, .387

 
 
3.

Derrick Walton Jr.,

Michigan 98-of-232, .422

 
 
4.

Naz Mitrou-Long

Iowa State 98-of-255, .384

 
 
5.

Kris Jenkins

Villanova 86-of-239, .360

 
 
6.

Peter Jok

Iowa 84-of-221, .380

 
 
7.

DeWayne Russell

Grand Canyon 52-of-131, .397

 
 
8.

Matt Jones

Duke 50-of-146, .342

 
 

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