Brian Randle will compete in a dunk contest and all-star game at the Final Four.
April 2, 2008
Champaign, Ill. - Illinois senior Brian Randle (East Peoria, Ill.) will participate in a pair of events this week in San Antonio surrounding the Final Four.
Randle has been chosen to compete in the dunk portion of the 20th annual State Farm College Slam Dunk and 3-Point Championships on Thursday, April 3. The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. CDT at Greehey Arena on the campus of St. Mary's University. It will be televised at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
Randle has also been selected to participate in the DiGiorno College All-Star Game on Friday, April 4. The annual game, coordinated by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), features 22 of the nation's top seniors split into two teams. It will be held at 5 p.m. CDT at the Alamodome and will be televised on CSTV.
Randle will play on the American Team, coached by recently retired South Carolina coach Dave Odom. Clemson's Oliver Purnell will coach the National Team.
State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships Slam Dunk Participants Deron Washington, Virginia Tech James Gist, Maryland JR Giddens, New Mexico Patrick Ewing JR., Georgetown Brian Randle, Illinois Will Bullard, TAMU - CC Sonny Weems, Arkansas AJ Bowen, Augusta State
Men's 3-Point Participants Drew Neitzel, Michigan State Chris Lofton, Tennessee AJ Graves, Butler Shan Foster, Vanderbilt Derrick Low, Washington State Jamar Butler, Ohio State Brian Roberts, Dayton Jaycee Carroll, Utah State
Women's 3-Point Participants Allie Quigley, DePaul Chioma Nnamaka, Georgia Tech Marscilla Packer, Ohio State Joyce Ekworomadu, Texas State Meg Bulger, West Virginia Maurita Reid, Miami Kiki Lund, Dayton Quianna Chaney, LSU
DiGiorno College All-Star Game Rosters American Team Mike Green Butler G Sundiata Gaines Georgia G Jaycee Carroll Utah State G Robert McKiver Houston G Charles Rhodes Mississippi State F/C Brian Butch Wisconsin F/C James Gist Maryland F Brian Randle Illinois F Robbie Cowgill Washington State F Alex Harris UC-Santa Barbara G David Padgett Louisville C Head Coach: Dave Odom, former South Carolina
National Team Jonathan Wallace Georgetown G Marcelus Kemp Nevada G Cliff Hammonds Clemson G DeMarcus Nelson Duke G Ramel Bradley Kentucky G Shan Foster Vanderbilt G/F Will Daniels Rhode Island F Aleks Maric Nebraska C Josh Duncan Xavier F Joe Jones Texas A&M F/C Jason Thompson Rider F/C Head Coach: Oliver Purnell, Clemson