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Carroll's Zach Taylor works against the MSU-Northern defense on Saturday.

KANSAS CITY – Carroll College senior point guard Zach Taylor has been selected to participate in the annual NABC-NAIA Shoot & Slam 3-point contest presented by US Bank.

Taylor ranks 13th in the NAIA in 3-point percentage. He is 45-95 (47.4 percent) from distance this season and 155-379 (40.9 percent) for his career.

All NAIA Division I and Division II men's basketball players with senior eligibility status were eligible to be nominated for the contests. Contestants were selected by the NABC-NAIA Men's Basketball All-Star Committee, which is comprised of head coaches from both the Division I and Division II ranks. Criteria taken into account were season statistics, awards and a champions-of-character aspect.

Michael Gholston of Central Christian (Kansas), Jalen McGaughy from Dillard (Louisiana) and Kyle Pipenger from IU East (Indiana) were also selected for the competition.

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The 3-point contest will take place Saturday, March 18, between sessions of the NAIA DI Quarterfinals of the Buffalo Funds NAIA DI Men's Basketball Championship in Kansas City, Missouri.

The order of contestants will be alphabetical by school name. All four players will participate in the first round with the goal of making as many 3-point shots as possible in 60 seconds. Similar to the NBA 3-point contest, five racks with five balls each will be stationed around the arc. The two players with the highest score from the first round advance to the final round. The contestant with the highest final round score will be the winner.

Carroll closes out the regular season this week with games at Montana Tech Thursday and Lewis-Clark State Saturday.


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