Canaan represents Murray State at Final Four 3-point contest


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Murray State's Isaiah Canaan participated Thursday in the 3-point portion of the 2013 State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships in Atlanta, Ga.

Canaan was the first Racer to compete in the 25th annual event that is always held on Final Four weekend for NCAA men’s basketball.

In the contest that featured eight competitors, each player had a 60-second segment in which they could shoot as many as 25 shots. With five racks of basketballs with five balls in each rack, a made shot was worth one point and the final ball in each rack, called the ‘money ball’, was worth two points.

Canaan finished his first round with 10 points total and wasn’t part of the top four scores that advanced to the semifinals.

The Racers’ senior from Biloxi, Miss., is no less admired by the Racer Nation after he turned in an All-America career that led to an invitation to this all-star event at Georgia Tech’s McCamish Pavilion.

Canaan leaves Murray State as the school’s all-time 3-point leader with 304 which ranks him third all-time in the Ohio Valley Conference. He sank an average of 3.03 treys per outing this past season, which ranks him 15th in the country.

Canaan finished his career at Murray State as one of only six players to reach the 2,000-point mark and only the 17th in the OVC.

The event was carried live on ESPN.

From: MSU media relations

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