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Daniels wins 3-point Championship

troydanielsTroy Daniels took home the title of 3-point champ in this year’s State Farm College Slam Dunk and 3-Point Championships.

Daniels competed against a select group of eight graduating seniors, outlasting them all through three rounds for the Men’s title, then defeated the women’s champ in the battle of champions, 23-15, to complete a successful evening in Atlanta, Georgia.

Daniels led the competition off, hitting a 16-point opening round, good for a tie for fourth, but winning the tie-breaker (more “money balls” hit) to advance to the second round.

There, the VCU sharpshooter put the pressure on by scoring a round high 23 points to lead off the round, eventually tying Indiana guard, Jordon Hulls, with both advancing to the head-to-head final.

Daniels then hit a 17-point round while Hulls managed just 15, giving the Ram the Men’s Championship and a ticket to the battle of champions where he would go on to defeat women’s champion Aulani Sinclair.

The event is a part of the Final 4 festivities held in Atlanta this weekend. Troy will next compete in the Reese’s College All-Star game held at the Georgia Dome tonight at 5PM.

 

VCU School of the Arts (BFA '07) and Center for Sport Leadership (M.Ed. '10) alumnus, Mat has followed VCU basketball since the Sunbelt days when he'd...