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Rio Grande’s Legg picked for NAIA 3-point contest

By Randy Payton
Rio Grande Sports Information

RIO GRANDE — University of Rio Grande senior guard Evan Legg has been selected to participate in 3-Point Shootout portion of the NABC-NAIA Men’s Basketball All-Star activities next weekend.

The shootout, along with the Slam Dunk Contest and NAIA All-Star Game, is being held in conjunction with the 78th Annual Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo.

The 3-Point and Slam Dunk competitions are scheduled for Saturday, March 21, at 1:30 p.m. EDT.

The all-star game itself, which pits some of the country’s top senior players from NAIA Division I schools against some of the top seniors from NAIA Division II institutions, is set for 9 p.m. EDT.
Legg, a native of Piketon, finished second in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference this season with 90 three-point goals and was also second in the league with 2.9 three-pointers per game.

He will be the only player from the KIAC to participate in the all-star contests and one of only four selected nationally for the 3-Point Shootout.

“It’s a great honor to be recognized by the NAIA. For only four players to make it, I feel extremely blessed and thankful,” Legg said.

“I’m excited to get out there and represent our program and our institution. I’m definitely going to have as much fun with it as I can.”

Legg, who was named the Mid-South Conference Freshman of the Year in 2011-12, finished his career with 186 three-pointers for the RedStorm and ranks fifth on the school’s all-time list. He narrowly missed joining the school’s 1,000-point club, finishing with 934 points.