KU's Brady Morningstar Competes in 3-Point Competition

March 31, 2011

HOUSTON – Kansas senior Brady Morningstar participated in the 23rd Annual State Farm Slam Dunk and 3-Point Championships at Hofheinz Pavilion on the University of Houston campus Thursday evening. Morningstar was one of eight seniors in the 3-point competition.

A guard from Lawrence, Kan., Morningstar faced KansasState guard Jacob Pullen in the quarterfinals. Pullen defeated Morningstar 13-9 yet neither advanced to the semifinal round.

“I am a jump-shot player and this was more of a set-shooter’s competition. I wish I would have done better,” Morningstar said. “I had a great time, meeting a lot of people and seeing some Big 12 players like Jacob (Pullen) and LaceDarius (Dunn of Baylor). Coach (Bill) Self came out and the whole event was a good time.”

During the slam dunk competition, Morningstar and Pullen assisted John Williams of UNC-Asheville with one of his slams by climbing up ladders and holding a ball while Williams snatched it from the duo and slammed it.