Ethan Wragge Finishes Fifth at 3-Point Contest
DALLAS, Texas -- Creighton sharpshooter Ethan Wragge took fifth place at the State Farm College 3-Point Championships on Thursday night at Moody Coliseum on the campus of SMU in Dallas, Texas.
Wragge made 13-of-25 shots, in addition to four "money balls" that counted double, for a first round score of 17. Surprisingly, it wasn't enough to advance to the semifinals against a field of eight of the nation's best senior marksmen.
Wragge the first shooter of the night, and started in the left corner on the west side of the court. His shots were as follows:
Left Corner: Y N N Y Y = 4 points
Left Wing: N N N Y Y = 3 points
Top of the Key: Y Y Y Y N = 4 points
Right Wing: N N N Y Y = 3 points
Right Corner: N N Y N Y = 3 points
The top four finishers advanced to the semifinals. The NCAA recordholder in three-point baskets, Travis Bader (Oakland), led the way with 23. Joining him in the semi's were Marshall Henderson (Mississippi) with 20, Brady Heslip (Baylor) with 19 and Akeem Richmond (East Carolina) with 18.
Besides Wragge, other players that did not advance were Andre Dawkins (Duke) with 14, Billy Baron (Canisius) with 13 and Luke Hancock (Louisville) with 9.
Bader topped the field in the semifinal round with 22, while Heslip was second with 19. Not advancing were Richmond (12) and Henderson (12).
In the final, Heslip defeated Bader, 18-14.
Louisville's Shoni Schimmel won the women's event, defeating Duke's Tricia Liston 22-16 in the final.
Schmmel then defeated Heslip in the "Battle of the Champions" shootout between the women's and men's champ, 20-17.
Wragge finished his Creighton career with 334 career three-pointers, including 110 as a senior to lead the BIG EAST. He was the third Bluejay to compete in the men's 3-point contest in the last dozen years, joining Kyle Korver (2003) and Booker Woodfox (2009).