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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:
UCLA 116-of-270, .430
Arizona State 108-of-279, .387
Derrick Walton Jr.,
Michigan 98-of-232, .422
Iowa State 98-of-255, .384
Villanova 86-of-239, .360
Iowa 84-of-221, .380
Grand Canyon 52-of-131, .397
Duke 50-of-146, .342