Mass. Native Pat Connaughton To Compete In NBA Slam Dunk Contest


February 4, 2020

Arlington, Mass. native Pat Connaughton will compete in the 2020 NBA Slam Dunk contest in part of the league’s fast-approaching All-Star weekend in Chicago.

The Milwaukee Bucks guard will face stiff competition in the event as he’s the only first-year participant. The four-man event also will feature 2016 runner-up Aaron Gordon (Orlando Magic), 2008 champion Dwight Howard (Los Angeles Lakers) and 2017 participant Derrick Jones Jr. (Miami Heat).

Connaughton, a Notre Dame product, measures at 6-foot-5 and recorded a 44-inch vertical during the 2015 NBA Combine. The 27-year-old averages just shy of five points in 18 minutes per game this season, his second in Milwaukee.
The NBA All-Star weekend takes place from Feb. 14-16 with the dunk contest being held on Feb. 15.
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