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Rocket to compete in State Farm’s Slam Dunk Championship April 2

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.

J.D. Weatherspoon amassed 115 dunks during 67 games for Toledo.

J.D. Weatherspoon amassed 115 dunks during 67 games for Toledo.

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.

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