April 3, 2008
University of New Mexico men's basketball senior J.R. Giddens is set to compete in tonight's State Farm College Slam Dunk Contest live on ESPN, beginning at 7 p.m. (M.D.T.). The event kicks off the Final Four weekend and is set to take place at the Greehey Arena on the campus of St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas.
Giddens is one of seven competitors in the slam dunk portion of the event. Joining him are James Gist of Maryland, Deron Washington of Virginia Tech, Patrick Ewing Jr., of Georgetown, Brian Randle of Illinois, Will Bullard of Texas A&M - Corpus Cristi and Sonny Weems of Arkansas.
"I am very excited about this opportunity," continued Giddens. "This is another chance for me to help get some national exposure for the University of New Mexico and Lobo basketball."