NU's Shurna to compete in 3-point contest

Northwestern senior forward John Shurna will compete in the 3-point shooting contest in the State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships in New Orleans on March 29.

This year’s competition will be held at Tulane’s Fogelman Arena at 8 p.m. and will be broadcasted on ESPN.

Shurna was among the country’s top 3-point shooters this season. He was 95 of 216 (.440) from 3-point range. His 274 career 3-pointers made rank third in Northwestern history.

Craig Moore was the last Northwestern player to compete in the 3-point contest. He competed in 2009.

Shurna will also participate in the Reese’s College All-Star Game at the Louisiana Superdome on March 30. The game is at 3:35 p.m. and will air on March 31 on truTV.