Jaycee Carroll

Utah State senior guard Jaycee Carroll, who finished the season ranked first in the nation in 3-point field goal percentage, will take on seven of the nation's elite in the 20th annual 3-point Shootout on April 3 in San Antonio.

"It's really exciting to be invited to this event," Carroll said. "It will be a great opportunity to show what I can do."

He will be joined by Jamar Butler (Ohio State), Shan Foster (Vanderbilt), A.J. Graves (Butler), Chris Lofton (Tennessee), Derrick Low (Washington State), Drew Neitzel (Michigan State) and Brian Roberts (Dayton).

The event will be televised on ESPN at 7 p.m.

"I think this competition will be really fun to watch. It will be very competitive, and you will have to shoot very well to have a chance to win," Carroll said.

Carroll, Utah State's all-time leading 3-pointer shooter, finished the season shooting 49.8 percent from behind the arc.

Foster, who hit 46.9 percent of his 3-point shots, is the only other competitor ranked in the Top 10 in the nation at eighth.

Along with that honor, Carroll was the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year, and so far he has been named to the United State Basketball Writers' Association All-District VIII Team, a second-team selection in District 14 of the National Association of Basketball Coaches, a second-team high-major All-American by CollegeHoops.net and he was one of 10 finalists for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award.

Last year, Carroll was a first-team all-WAC selection and an Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American.

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