McClinton to Compete in 3-Point Shootout
March 27, 2009
CORAL GABLES, FLA. – The University of Miami’s Jack McClinton has accepted an invitation to compete in the 21st Annual College Slam Dunk and Three Point Championships in Detroit leading into the NCAA Final Four.
The two-time All-ACC First Team selection is among eight of the nation’s best three-point shooters selected to compete in the competition which will air on ESPN from 9-11 p.m. on Thursday, April 2. Joining McClinton is Jimmy Baron (Rhode Island), John Grotberg (Grinnell), Erik Kangas (Oakland), Kyle McAlarney (Notre Dame), Craig Moore (Northwestern), Alex Ruoff (West Virginia) and Booker Woodfox (Creighton).
“It’s an honor to be recognized as one of the top shooters,” said McClinton, who just wrapped up his final season with the Hurricanes. “I love to compete with the best so I think it will be a lot of fun.”
McClinton is the ACC’s all-time leader in three-point field goal percentage (.440) and has led the league in three-pointers per game in three-straight seasons and in three-point field goal percentage twice – including a league-leading 3.2 three-pointers per game at a .453 clip in 2008-09.
In addition, the Baltimore-native closed his career with a UM-best 35-game three-point streak – including hitting a career-high tying seven treys versus North Carolina and at Providence – and holds the Miami records for career three-pointers (286), single-season three-pointers (101 in 2008-09), three-point field goal percentage in a game (1.000) and career three-point field goal percentage (.440).
The competition will be held in conjunction with the women’s three-point shootout and the men’s slam dunk contest, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit – site of the 2009 NCAA Final Four. Tickets, which begin at $5 for kids and students and $10 for adults, are available through Ticketmaster.com.