Stanback To Play In All-Star Game At Final Four
March 29, 2012
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - UNLV senior forward Chace Stanback has been selected to play in the Reese's College All-Star Game, which will be played on Friday, March 30, at the Louisiana Superdome, and televised on Saturday, March 31, at 10 a.m. PT on truTV.
The game, which is scheduled to start at 2:35 p.m. PT on Friday, features 20 senior college basketball players from NCAA Division I and will be played on the NCAA Final Four floor. The game will be part of events during Final Four Friday, and follows the practices by each of the Final Four teams. Admission is free to all of Friday's events at the Superdome.
The All-Star Game teams were selected by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). In addition to Stanback, the West Team includes: Long Beach State's Casper Ware, California's Jorge Gutierrez, Oral Roberts' Dominique Morrison, Oregon's Devoe Joseph, VCU's Bradford Burgess, New Mexico State's Wendell McKines, LSU's Storm Warren, Gonzaga's Robert Sacre and Missouri's Ricardo Ratliffe.
The East Team is comprised of Iona's Scott Machado, Temple's Juan Fernandez and Ramone Moore, Tennessee Tech's Kevin Murphy, Marquette's Jae Crowder, Northwestern's John Shurna, Harvard's Keith Wright, Wichita State's Garrett Stutz, Georgetown's Henry Sims and Buffalo's Mitchell Watt.
Stanback will also compete in tonight's (Thursday, March 29) Hampton Hotels 3-Point Contest, which is part of the 2012 State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships. That event will be televised live at 6 p.m. PT on ESPN.
Stanback was named third team All-Mountain West this season and helped the Runnin' Rebels to a 26-9 record and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament. He shot 45.5 percent from 3-point range, which led the team and was tops in the Mountain West. It was also the sixth-best single-season 3-point percentage in UNLV history (min. 40 attempts). He was second on the team in scoring this season with 12.5 ppg, which ranked 10th in the MW.
Stanback made 161 3-pointers during his three-year UNLV playing career, which ranks seventh in school history and he shot 38.7 percent from behind the arc over that span, which is just outside the top 10 all-time at UNLV.
Stanback's 80 made 3-pointers this season led the team and tied for seventh all-time at UNLV. He finished his career No. 22 on the UNLV career scoring list with 1,219 points.