Alverson is 3-point ‘ship bound

Published 12:02 am Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Auburn senior Blanche Alverson was selected to compete in the State Farm College 3-Point Championship, according to an Auburn release Monday.

The event is part of the 25th annual State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championship, set for 6 p.m. on Thursday, at McCamish Pavilion on the campus of Georgia Tech.

Alverson is the second Auburn player in as many years to be invited to the event as Kenny Gabriel, formerly of the Auburn men’s basketball team, competed in the slam dunk contest a year ago, according to the release.

The event will be broadcast live on ESPN, and the broadcast team includes Brad Nessler, Dan Dakich, Jimmy Dykes and Samantha Ponder.

“It is such an honor to be selected for this event and I am excited for the opportunity to go to Atlanta and do my best,” said Alverson. “Being able to put on the Auburn jersey one more time means to much to me. I will do my best to represent the Auburn Family well.”

Alverson averaged 12.6 points per outing, 6.1 rebounds per game and sank a team-best 67 shots from behind the arc this season. She was named the 2012 and 2013 SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year and earned a spot on the inaugural AllState WBCA Good Works Team this year. Crowned Auburn’s Miss Homecoming earlier this year, Alverson is only the fourth player in Auburn history to tally at least 1,000 points, 500 boards, 100 steals, 100 assists and 50 blocks throughout their career.

Alverson finished her career at Auburn on Saturday night in a 56-43 decision.