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Sherwood Brown to participate in State Farm Dunk Contest

Sherwood Brown to participate in State Farm Dunk Contest
FGCU's Sherwood Brown celebrates with teammates after their 81-71 win over San Diego State in a third-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament, Sunday, March 24, 2013, in Philadelphia. Florida Gulf Coast became the first No. 15 seed to make the Sweet 16. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

Senior Sherwood Brown will participate in the State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships at 7 p.m. ET April 4 at McCamish Pavilion on the campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Intersport announced today via Twitter.

The 25th annual event, which will showcase the dunking and sharp-shooting talents of 24 of the nation’s top college basketball players, will be broadcast live on ESPN.

The broadcast team includes Brad Nessler, Dan Dakich, Jimmy Dykes and Samantha Ponder.

Individual events include: Hampton Hotels Men’s 3-Point Championship, State Farm Women’s 3-Point Championship, Pepsi MAX Battle of the Champions and Denny’s Slam Dunk Championship.

The Associated Press also named Brown an Honorable Mention All-American on Monday afternoon. Brown’s All-American Honorable Mention status adds to his list of postseason awards, which includes the A-Sun Player of the Year, a unanimous choice to the A-Sun All-Conference first team, the NABC All-District 3 first team and the A-Sun All-Tournament squad.

Coming off an NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 run that captivated the nation and turned Fort Myers into Dunk City, the FGCU men’s basketball team will celebrate its 26-win season and Atlantic Sun Tournament title by holding its annual postseason banquet on Monday, April 15 in Alico Arena. The

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Justin Kane

Entering his fourth year on the Eagle News staff and final year at FGCU, Justin Kane is Eagle News’ editor-in-chief. Kane is an Orlando native majoring in communications with a passion for sports. Kane is a published sports writer for news outlets like Naples Daily News, The News-Press and Florida Citrus Sports. Kane is a founding father of FGCU’s Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, avid EDM listener and loves Scarface. (Follow Justin on Twitter: @ByJustinKane)

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