Former Standout Jones Selected for D League Shooting Stars Competition
ORLANDO, Fla. – Former Lumberjack Cameron Jones will participate in the Shooting Stars Competition at the NBA D-League Dream Factory presented by Haier as a part of the All-Star weekend in Orlando on Saturday, Feb. 25. Jones is averaging 15.2 points and 2.9 rebounds for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
The third-annual Shooting Stars Competition features 12 NBA D-League talents competing in four teams of three in a two-round timed shooting event. This year's competitors NBA D-League All-Stars Marqus Blakely (Sioux Falls Skyforce), Jerome Dyson (Tulsa 66ers) Keith McLeod (Erie BayHawks), Elijah Millsap (Los Angeles), Jerry Smith (Springfield) and Edwin Ubiles (Dakota Wizards). Rounding out the field are Eldridge, also competing in the Dunk Contest, Lawrence Hill (Maine Red Claws), Tyren Johnson (Rio Grande Valley Vipers), Cameron Jones (Fort Wayne Mad Ants), Leo Lyons (Austin Toros), and White, another competitor in the Dunk Competition.
The contest features six numbered shooting locations of increasing difficulty, with each team attempting to make all shots in numeric order in the fastest time. Each team will select a specific player rotation to follow throughout the competition. Each shot must be made before the next player begins shooting in succession. Teams have up to two minutes to complete the entire shooting course, and the team that completes all six shots in the least amount of time is the winner. In the case of a tie, a shoot-off will be used to determine the champion.
The 3-Point Competition and the Shooting Stars, both also presented by Haier, will take place following the conclusion of the NBA D-League All-Star Game and will be streamed live on nba.com/futurecast.