Lowry To Participate In Foot Locker Three-Point Contest
The National Basketball Association announced Thursday that Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry will participate in the Footlocker Three-Point Contest as part of State Farm All-Star Saturday Night. Lowry becomes the third player in team history compete in the event, joining Walt Williams (1997) and Jason Kapono (2008 & 2009).
Lowry leads all Eastern Conference players with 135 three-pointers made and is shooting a career-best .388 (135-for-348) from beyond the arc. He has recorded 12 games this season with four or more three- pointers, most recently February 2 at Phoenix (5-for-5), moving him ahead of Vince Carter for third-place among the team’s all-time leaders for three-pointers made (558).
Lowry, a two-time All-Star, competed in the Taco Bell Skills Challenge last season in New York City. He is looking to become the fourth player in team history to win an event during All-Star Saturday Night – Terrence Ross (2013 slam dunk), Jason Kapono (2009 three-point) and Vince Carter (2000 slam dunk).
In the two-round, timed competition, five shooting locations are positioned around the three-point arc. Four racks contain four orange balls (each worth one point) and one multi-colored “money” ball (worth two points). The fifth rack is a special “all money ball” rack, which each participant can place at any of the five shooting locations. Every ball on this rack is worth two points. The players have one minute to shoot as many as the 25 balls as they can. The three competitors with the highest scores in the first round advance to the championship round. Complete rules can be found at mediacentral.nba.com.
All-Star Saturday Night competitions can be seen on TSN and Sportsnet ONE in Canada and on TNT in the United States.