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Langston Wilson Set to Participate in 2024 State Farm® College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships

PHOENIX (March 30, 2024)Langston Wilson of the Milwaukee men’s basketball team has been selected to the King’s Hawaiian Slam Dunk Championship roster for the 35th annual State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix on Thursday, April 4. Wilson is one of eight players that will participate in the slam dunk competition, which will air live on ESPN at 9 p.m. ET.
Wilson transferred into the program this season from Washington, making an immediate impact while appearing in 32 games and making 11 starts. He ended the season shooting 54.5 percent (73-of-134) from the floor overall and 64.7 percent (33-of-51) from the free throw line. He averaged 5.7 points and 4.4 rebounds a game, finishing second on the team and sixth in the Horizon League with 32 blocks. His 25 slam dunks ranked second on the roster. Wilson is the second consecutive Panther to participate, following Ahmad Rand last year who advanced to the semifinals of the event.

The State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships invites 24 of the nation’s elite men’s and women’s college basketball players to compete for slam dunk and 3-point shooting bragging rights. The night features the King’s Hawaiian Slam Dunk Championship, the Hanes Men’s 3-Point Championship, the Hanes Women’s 3-Point Shooting Championship and the Dave’s Hot Chicken Hot Shot Challenge. The winners of the Hanes Men’s and Women’s 3-Point Championships will then compete in the Skechers Battle of the Champions.

Since the event’s inception, several of the top players in college basketball have competed in the State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships before moving on to the professional ranks, including Gary Payton, Steve Nash, Jason Terry, Kyle Korver, Bobby Hurley, Michael Finley, Allan Houston, Wesley Matthews, Denzel Valentine, Yogi Ferrell, Cappie Pondexter, Katie Gearlds, Kristi Toliver, Odyssey Sims, Tiffany Hayes, Tiffany Mitchell, Ariel Atkins and Rhyne Howard.
Tickets for the event start at just $15 and can be purchased by visiting www.collegeslam.com. Discounted rates are available for groups of 10 or more, which can also be secured by visiting the event’s website.

A complete roster of participants in the 2024 State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships will be released in the days leading up to the event. For more information, visit CollegeSlam.com, follow us on Twitter (@CollegeSLAM) and Instagram (@College_Slam).
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