TROY DANIELS TO COMPETE IN BOOST MOBILE NBA D-LEAGUE THREE-POINT CONTEST
MCALLEN, Texas, February 11, 2014 – Rio Grande Valley Vipers guard Troy Daniels has been selected to compete in the Boost Mobile NBA D-League All-Star Three-Point Competition at this season’s NBA Development Dream Factory on Feb. 15. Daniels will also represent the RGV Vipers in the 2014 NBA D-League All-Star Game.
The 2014 NBA Development League Dream Factory Presented by Boost Mobile returns to NBA All-Star festivities on Saturday, Feb. 15, at NBA All-Star Jam Session’s Sprint Arena inside the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. NBA D-League Dream Factory presented by Boost Mobile tips off NBA D-League All-Star activities when an all-time high six sharp shooters take to the court to display their long-range accuracy in the Boost Mobile NBA D-League Three-Point Contest at 2:30 p.m. ET. Action continues at halftime of the 2014 NBA D-League All-Star Game, which tips off at 3 p.m. ET, with the Boost Mobile NBA D-League Slam Dunk Contest.
Four high-flying top NBA D-League prospects will compete in the Boost Mobile NBA D-League Slam Dunk Contest, including reigning champion and 2013 NBA D-League Rookie of the Year Tony Mitchell (Fort Wayne). He’ll be joined by first-time competitors Thanasis Antetokounmpo (Delaware), Ra’shad James (Reno) and Darren White (Erie).
Along with Daniels, two-time Boost Mobile NBA D-League All-Star Three-Point Competition champion Booker Woodfox (Texas) headlines the field of six long-range shooters in the 2014 Boost Mobile NBA D-League Three-Point Competition. They will face off against Patrick Christopher (Iowa),) PJ Hairston (Texas), EJ Singler (Idaho) and Adonis Thomas (Springfield).
The four Boost Mobile NBA D-League Slam Dunk Contest participants will be judged by a five-person panel, including NBA D-League alum and San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green along with the winner of the NBA D-League Dream Factory Sweepstakes presented by Boost Mobile, who will travel to New Orleans to participate in the action. The NBA D-League Dream Factory Sweepstakes presented by Boost Mobile, which ran online between Dec. 9, 2013 and Jan. 20, 2014, gave fans from around the country an opportunity to be flown to New Orleans and be a part of NBA D-League All-Star festivities. Green and the lucky winner of the sweepstakes will be joined by NBA greats Otis Birdsong, Dell Curry and Artis Gilmore as judges for the contest. The winner will also have the opportunity to experience additional events taking place throughout New Orleans during NBA All-Star 2014, including the NBA All-Star Game.
The two-round Boost Mobile NBA D-League Slam Dunk Contest allows for each competitor to complete two dunks in Round One for which they will be awarded between six and 10 points from each of the five judges for every made dunk. Dunkers will have one minute to complete each dunk. The two players with the highest composite scores after Round One move on to Round Two, where the time limits and scoring system remain the same. The player with the highest composite score of the possible two dunks in Round Two is crowned the 2014 Boost Mobile NBA D-League Slam Dunk Contest champion.
Each of the six competitors in the Boost Mobile NBA D-League Three-Point Contest will have 60 seconds to sink up to 25 three-pointers from five shooting stations assembled around the three-point line. Four of the stations will have four orange balls (worth one point each) and one multi-colored “money ball” worth two points, while the competition kicks into high gear as the fifth station will consist of five two-point “money balls.” Each competitor will be able to position the all “money ball” rack in any of the five shooting stations. The shooters will compete in two rounds of action with the top two scorers from the first round advancing to the final round and the competitor with the highest score in the final round winning the contest.
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About the NBA Development League
The NBA Development League is the NBA’s official minor league, preparing players, coaches, officials, trainers, and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. Featuring 14 teams with direct affiliations to NBA franchises, the league offers professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. Thirty percent of players in the NBA at the end of the 2012-13 season boasted NBA D-League experience. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. Fans can watch all NBA D-League games on nbadleague.com.