The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association will again be sponsoring a 3-Point Challenge as part of the Boys Basketball State Tournament. Contestants selected to participate in the Challenge will be chosen based on three-point shooting numbers in the WisSports.net stats database. Coaches must enter the player information on WisSports.net in order for the players to be eligible. The top two players in each division based on shooting percentage (min. 75 attempts) will be selected to participate.
The 3-Point Challenge will be held on Saturday, March 16th at 9:30 am at the Kohl Center in Madison. Fans can attend the event with tickets from the morning/afternoon session.
Information will be updated each week during the season.
Coaches, if you need information or assistance on entering your team/player stats on WisSports.net, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See below for full details and guidelines on the 3-Point Challenge.
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WIAA 3-Point Challenge
Girls State Competition: Sat., March 9 - Resch Center, Green Bay - 9:30 a.m.
Boys State Competition: Sat., March 16 - Kohl Center, Madison - 9:30 a.m.
Eligibility: Only boys/girls at WIAA members schools who have dressed for/or occupied the team bench for a boys/girls varsity basketball game are eligible to participate in the Three-Point Challenge.
To enter the challenge, a boy/girl must be eligible under all the eligibility rules and conditions of competition of the WIAA. Coaches must enter shooting stats for ALL games for a player by noon on the Monday of Regional playoff games to be considered for the final 3-Point Challenge.
Using WisSports stats, the top 2 players per division will be eligible for the contest based on percentage of shots made during regular season games only. (Minimum of 75 3-point shots during the regular season.)
Please take note of an important but slight change in the submission rules as recommended by the WIAA Coaches Advisory Committee and approved by the WIAA Board of Control. Stats will again be based on the information entered into the WisSports.net database. However, there will be several “checkpoints” when coaches will be required to have stats updated in order for a player to be eligible at the end of the season. Those “checkpoints” are December 20th, January 20th, and the end of the regular season.
It is extremely important that you have shooting stats for ALL games for players updated prior to each checkpoint date. Most coaches find it easiest to enter stats shortly after games and keep on top of things throughout the year.
The top four players in each division will be notified the week of February 18 for girls and the week of February 25 for boys and asked to commit to the challenge by Saturday of the Regional Finals (February 23 girls; March 2 boys). Only the top two will participate. If your team advances to the State Championships, you are not eligible to compete in the 3-Point Challenge. There will be no substitutes or alternates in the 3-Point Challenge.
Uniform: All participants shall wear their official school team uniform, which shall be the uniform jersey and shorts. Uniform color shall be at the discretion of the participant. Shooters who appear at the competition, not in a school uniform, shall be disqualified from the shooting contest. Participants need to come dressed to compete - no locker rooms will be available.
Financial Assistance: Each participant in the 3-Point Challenge will receive a complimentary ticket to be admitted to the Saturday afternoon session of the State Tournament. Each participant is entitled to one additional ticket for his/her coach to accompany him/her to the event. Travel and lodging to and from the state venue will be at the athlete’s/school’s expense. A parking permit for Lot 91 will be provided for each contestant.
STATE CONTEST RULES
The WIAA will do a blind draw to determine the shooting order for all rounds. The order will be announced prior to the date of the competition. The shooting order for each round, after the first round, shall be in reverse (fewest made to most made) order of their score for the previous round.
Contestants should enter the Media Gate door (right next to Lot 91 where parking permit will be) no earlier than 8:15 a.m. on Saturday. Show your 3-Point Challenge Contestant badge and you and your coach/parent will be directed downstairs to the court area. Competitors should come dressed in their team uniform - shorts and jersey. (Either the dark or light uniform is acceptable.) No locker room facilities will be available.
Competitors will be provided access to the floor at 8:40 a.m. The Spalding Classic basketball will be the ball used with the Spalding ABA (boys) and the WNBA ball (girls) used as the money ball on each rack.
An initial warm-up period of 15 minutes will be provided prior to the start of Round 1. For each subsequent round, a warm-up period of three (3) minutes will be provided and one (1) minute warm-up period before each tiebreaker, if needed. Prior to the start of competition, all contestants will be introduced.
Each shooter will shoot one round consisting of five racks of five (5) balls (total of 25 balls). An official will be on each court to verify that the shot is taken from behind the arc. Any shot that is made but not attempted from behind the arc will not count in a contestant’s point total.
Beginning with Rack 1, shooters will compete in a round and rotate through the 5 racks as follows:
Each made shot will count as 1 point. The last ball on each rack will count for 2 points.
There will be a time limit of one (1) minute per shooter each round.
Quarterfinal Round - 5 shooters on each end (5 rounds)
Semifinal Round - Top 4 shooters (point total) advance (2 rounds)
Final Round - Top 2 shooters (point total) advance (1 round). The individual with the most points from the semifinal round will get the choice of shooting first or second. The final round will be conducted on one basket only.
Awards: Plaque presented to winner along with medals to all qualifiers. Everyone participating in the Challenge will receive an award at the conclusion of the competition. Please do not leave the court area following the completion of your competition.
Ball: The Spalding Classic will be the official ball of the 3-Point Challenge.