Billy Baron Takes Part in Quicken Loans 3-Point Shooting Championship

Photo by Daulton Sherwin
Photo by Daulton Sherwin

Courtesy of GoGriffs.com

Canisius guard Billy Baron put on his white Canisius home uniform for one last time on Thursday night as he took part in the Quicken Loans 3-Point contest at the State Farm Slam Dunk and 3-Point Championship event in Moody Coliseum on the campus of SMU in Dallas.

Baron was in the first pairing to shoot as the event went live to a national TV audience on ESPN, and he scored 13 points. And while the 2014 Pepsi MAAC Player of the Year failed to reach the semifinal round, he said it was a thrill to be a part of one of college basketball’s top annual events.

“It is so much tougher than it seems,” Baron said after the evening wrapped up. “It was weird to be honest, I wasn’t nervous, but it was tough to get into a rhythm. I was going on a pure adrenaline rush. It was a great time with a great bunch of guys. I’m honored to have been a part of this wearing my Canisius uniform and representing the College and the MAAC.”

Baron made a school-record 107 3-pointers in his senior season, and his 3.1 makes from 3-point land per game led the conference and ranks 12th in the nation. He closed out his 68-game career as a Griff ranked fourth all-time in career 3-pointers made with 173.

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