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    March 24, 1998

    Garrity to Compete in Final Four Festivities

    NOTRE DAME, Ind. - University of Notre Dame basketball player Pat Garrity will compete in three-point shooting contest at the 10th Annual College Slam Dunk and Three-Point Shooting Championship this Thursday in San Antonio, Texas. The event, held in conjunction with the NCAA Final Four, will be televised on ESPN from 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. EST with Dick Vitale and Brad Nessler providing the commentary.

    In addition to Garrity, the contest will also feature Billy Thomas of Kansas, Curtis Staples of Virginia, Charles Jones of Long Island and Nathan Smith of American. The event will take place at Freeman Coliseum and will also feature a men's slam dunk contest and a women's three-point shooting contest. The event is sponsored by Intersport Television.

    Garrity concluded his career as the third-leading scorer in school history with 2,085 points and was a second team All-America pick this season by the Associated Press and The Sporting News. He is also a two-time GTE Academic All-America pick, was the GTE Academic All-American of the Year this season and carries an overall grade point average of 3.679 with a pre-professional major in science.

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