STORY EDITED BY SPORTS EDITOR CHRIS POUNDS
STORY BY: BLAKE SUTHERLAND STAFF WRITER
For the first time in Wright State history, a Raider will compete in the upcoming Final Four events.
Senior, Steven Davis will compete in tonight's NCAA dunk contest.
Davis sees this opportunity as a great opportunity to capitalize on one of college basketball’s biggest stages.
“For the whole world to see that I won a dunk contest, it’s like people usually know me for my dunking and they know I can jump but to have everyone see it and I can win, that would be big for me,” said Davis.
With the excitement of the Final Four drawing to an exciting finish, college basketball’s own version of an “All-Star Weekend” has arrived as the contestants for the men’s and women’s three point contest.
The contest will begin with the women’s three point shootout as eight women from different universities will compete in an ultimate contest of shooters.
Following the women’s competition, the men will compete in the same format with familiar faces that had competed in previous March Madness games.
Among those competing are UCLA’s Bryce Alford, Derrick Walton Jr. from the University of Michigan and Kris Jenkins who hit a game winning shot last year to lift Villanova to an NCAA championship over North Carolina.
Wrapping up the competition for the night would be the eight contestants in the Denny’s Slam Dunk competition.
After making SportsCenter's Top Ten list twice this past season for dunks against Cedarville and Urbana University, Davis was invited to participate.
Davis, just like many dunk contest participants, is waiting until the big night to show the world what he’s going to bring to the table.
“I’m just going to surprise a couple of people and pull a few tricks from up and under my sleeve.”
Watch Davis, the dunk contest participants and all of the other contest participants compete on ESPN, tonight at 10 p.m. from Phoenix, Arizona.
Slam Dunk Contest
"For the whole world to see that I won a dunk contest, it’s like people usually know me for my dunking and they know I can jump but to have everyone see it and I can win, that would be big for me,” said Davis.