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Fans swarm the Hart gym for slam dunk, 3-point competition

With the NBA all-star festivities last weekend here at BYU-Idaho, the events staff put on their own version of a skills competition. This weekend’s competition featured slam-dunk and three point contests, as well as a 3-on-3 shooting contest.

“To be honest with you, this is my first,” said Larissa Cerveny, a senior studying elementary education. “I’ve actually never been in a 3-point competition. My coach told me to sign up, and I was like ‘Alright.’”

One of the highlights of the night, besides the athletes performing, was a group of talented jump-ropers who stole the show for about 20 minutes. These kids ranged from 7 all the way to 17, and were a huge crowd favorite.

Lee Hanson, a junior studying business management, brought the house down with a perfect score of 50 as he channeled his inner Michael Jordan with a dunk from the free throw line.

“I remember watching him a tiny bit,” Hanson said. “You know he is the best of all time.”

Cerveny was the big winner for the women’s category in the 3-point competition.

“Just practice as much as possible and keep shooting three’s,” Cerveny said.

“I tried an Alley oop 360, and that didn’t work,” Hanson said.

Jason Matson, a senior studying finance, was victorious in the men’s three-point competition, totaling 18 threes in the final.

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