Arlington’s Pat Connaughton Among Four Competing In NBA Slam Dunk Contest


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

Connaughton will face stiff competition in the event as he’s the only first-year participant. The four-man event will feature 2016 runner-up and Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon, 2008 champion and Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard and 2017 participant Derrick Jones Jr., of the Miami Heat, along with Connaughton.

The 27-year-old Connaughton, a Notre Dame product, measures at 6-foot-5 and recorded a 44-inch vertical during the 2015 NBA Combine. He was selected No. 40 overall by the Brooklyn Nets in 2015. Connaughton 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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Source: NESN

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