March 20, 2018
University of Notre Dame senior guard Matt Farrell has been selected to the 3-Point 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.
Farrell is one of eight men’s college basketball players selected (full roster to be announced at a later date) for the event that will air live on ESPN2 at 8 p.m. CT. He was invited to take part in the 3-Point Championship after being recognized as one of the nation’s finest shooters from three-point territory.
Farrell led the Atlantic Coast Conference in three-point shots made per game (3.16) while shooting .377 from behind the arc (98-260) in 2017-18. He was a remarkable 10-for-12 from three-point range at Boston College on February 17, becoming the first Notre Dame player to connect on his first nine three-point attempts in a game, setting the Conte Forum record and finishing with the most three-point shots in a single game in the ACC this season.
The Bridgewater, New Jersey, native finished his career with 191 three-point field goals, which ranks 10th in Notre Dame history. He is one of only six players in Notre Dame history with 400 assists and 150 three-point field goals and his 2.69 three-point field goals per start average ranks fifth all-time at Notre Dame.
More Farrell Notre Dame record book updates:
t-1. – 3FGM in an ACC season (51)
t-1. – 3FGM single game (10 at Boston College)
1. – 3FGM ACC game (10 at Boston College)
1. – 3FGA ACC game (14 vs. Louisville)
2. – 3FG% ACC season (.408, 2017-18)
2. – 3FG% ACC game (10-12, .833 at Boston College)
2. – 3FGA ACC season (125, 2017-18)
3. – 3FGA in a season (260, 2017-18)
t-3. – 3FG% single game (10-12, .833, at Boston College)
6. – 3FGM single season (98, 2017-18)
18. – 3FG% career (.387)
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.
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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