Senior forward J.D. Weatherspoon will have one more opportunity to wear a Toledo Rocket uniform after being selected to participate in State Farm’s 27th annual College Slam Dunk and Three-Point Championships.The event will take place at Butler’s Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis Thursday, April 2, and air on ESPN from 7 to 9 p.m.
A Columbus, Ohio, native, Weatherspoon earned third-team All-Mid-American Conference honors this past season and will be one of eight individuals competing in the slam-dunk portion of the event.
He ranked second in the MAC with 8.4 rebounds per game and a 56.3 field-goal percentage and was third on the team with 12.9 points per game. He slammed home 69 dunks this season and 115 in 67 contests as a Rocket.
Weatherspoon also finished fifth on UT’s career field-goal percentage list with a 55.1 percent (279 of 506) shooting mark.
Tickets can be purchased through ticketmaster.com. Adult general admission tickets are available for $16 with children’s tickets priced at $8.