By Jeff Faraudo
Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 at 11:09 am in Basketball.
Cal seniors Jerome Randle and Patrick Christopher have made it to Indianpolis and the Final Four, after all.
Randle will participate Thursday in the 3-point shootout (ESPN, 6 to 8 p.m.), and both players will play in the NABC Reese’s All-Star Game on Friday at Lucas Oil Stadium (CBS College Sports Network, 1:35 p.m.).
The 3-point competition is part of the 22nd annual State Farm slam dunk and 3-point shooting contest at the Indiana Convention Center.
Here’s the roster of sharpshooters with their season 3-point percentages in parenthesis:
Jerome Randle, Cal (.404), Michael Roll, UCLA (.426), Roman Martinez, New Mexico (.413), Eric Hayes, Maryland (.454), Jason Bohannon, Wisconsin (.389), Ali Farokhmanesh, Northerm Iowa (.372), Ryan Wittman, Cornell (.426) and Jermaine Beal, Vanderbilt (.379).
Randle and Christopher will wear orange uniforms (ugh) for the Reese’s All-Stars, presumably the West squad, in Friday’s game involving some of the nation’s top seniors. Former St.Mary’s HS-Berkeley star Dominic Calegari of UC Davis also is on the Reese’s squad, along with Arizona State’s Eric Boateng and UCLA’s Roll. Honorary coach for the Reese’s team is former Purdue coach Gene Keady.
The Hershey’s team, or East squad, directed by Bill Hodges, who coached Larry Bird at Indiana State, features Scottie Reynolds of Villanova, Cornell’s Wittman and Jeff Foote and Marquette’s Lazar Hayward.