Guard Justin Dentmon will compete in the Boost Mobile NBA D-League Three-Point Contest taking place Saturday afternoon during the NBA’s All-Star Weekend in Houston.
The 2013 NBA Development League festivities will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The Three-Point Contest will begin at 1 p.m., prior to the start of the D-League All-Star Game (2 p.m. tipoff). The Slam Dunk Contest will take place during halftime of the All-Star Game.
This marks the first time that Boost Mobile is the presenting partner of the NBA D-League Dream Factory, NBA D-League Slam Dunk Contest, and NBA D-League Three Point Contest. All events will be televised on NBA-TV.
Also competing with Dentmon in the Three-Point Contest will be Micah Downs (Maine), Marcus Landry (Reno) and Justin Holiday (Idaho).
The Boost Mobile NBA D-League Three-Point Contest will follow rules similar to the NBA’s version of the event. Each player 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.” The shooters will compete in two rounds of action with the top two scorers from the first round advancing to the final round.
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 16 teams with direct affiliations to NBA franchises, the league offers professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. Twenty percent of players in the NBA at the start 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.
About Boost Mobile
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