Kyle Dodd Competing In Final Four Dunk Contest

April 2, 2003

College basketball's finest shooters and slam-dunk artists converge on New Orleans later this week for Mountain Dew's Annual Slam Dunk and Three-Point Championships, and Arizona State's Kyle Dodd is part of the program. This year's event, the 15th annual competition among shooters and slammers, will take place at the Alario Center (the practice site of the New Orleans Hornets), just outside New Orleans, on Thursday, April 3 at 7 p.m. (CT).

ESPN will televise the two hour special on Saturday April 5, (3-5 p.m., ET/1-3 p.m. Arizona).

Intersport's production of the event will include the 10-10-220 Men's Three-Point Championship, the State Farm Women's Three-Point Shootout, the New Balance Slam-Dunk Contest, and the Kia Three-Point Champion Challenge matching the men's and women's long-range winners in a shootout. Participants scheduled to compete include:

SLAM DUNKKyle Dodd, Arizona StateRonald Dupree, LSUJohn Humphrey, MTSUDahntay Jones, DukeByron Parker, TulaneWillie Taylor, VCUD. Thompson, St. Peter'sLeonard Stokes, Cincinnati

MEN'S 3-PTMatt Bonner, FloridaTom Coverdale, IndianaWillie Deane, PurdueKyle Korver, CreightonHollis Price, OklahomaKent Williams, SIUJason Gardener, ArizonaDarnell Archey, Butler

Women's 3-PTAshley Bastian, NevadaCoretta Brown, UNCKatie Davis, VillanovaAbby Vaughn. BoiseA. McElhiney, VanderbiltAlicia Ratay, Notre DameAmy Waugh, XavierL. Wilson, Iowa State

The judges for this year's Slam Dunk Contest include three current New Orleans professional athletes: the Hornets' Baron Davis and Robert Traylor as well as Saints' Pro Bowl running back Deuce McAllister. Additionally, New Orleans native and former Major League All-Star Will Clark will be judging the eight slam-dunk specialists.

Tickets for the event are available by calling Ticketmaster(504-522-5555), visiting ticketmaster.com or by going to a Ticketmaster retail outlet. Intersport is the Chicago-based Emmy-Award winning television production and marketing company that is considered one of the industry's leaders.

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