The UFV athletic department is inviting local high school basketball players to compete for the title of Abbotsford’s Best Three-PointShooter.
In conjunction with Panago and the Abbotsford Police City Basketball Tournament, the Cascades will be holding three-point shooting contests at halftime of their Canada West basketball home openers on Nov. 6 vs. the UBC-O Heat.
The contest is open to male and female high school basketball players from Abbotsford, and the format will be similar to the NBA three-point shootout, in which players have one minute to shoot a total of 25 basketballs from five spots around the arc.
The male and female contest winners will receive a package of prizes from Cascades sponsors.
The event is free to enter, and athletes must pre-register by emailing UFV events coordinator Alicia Hurley (firstname.lastname@example.org) by noonon Nov. 5.
The three-point shootout is part of Cascades Tip-off Weekend presented by Panago, featuring games against UBC Okanagan on Friday,Nov. 6 (women 6 p.m., men 8 p.m.) and Saturday, Nov. 7 (women 5 p.m., men 7 p.m.) at UFV’s Envision Athletic Centre.
High school, middle school and elementary basketball players wearing their team jerseys will receive free admission to both weekendgames, and there will be a School Spirit Award up for grabs on Friday for the group that shows the most enthusiasm during the three-pointshooting contests and Cascades games.