Campus Corner

Missouri’s Keion Bell will compete in slam-dunk contest at Final Four

Updated: 2013-04-01T16:37:00Z

By TEREZ A. PAYLOR

The Kansas City Star

— Turns out Keion Bell will get a chance to don his Missouri jersey one last time after all.

The school announced Monday that Bell, a 6-foot-4 senior guard, will compete in the college slam dunk contest Thursday at McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta as part of the Final Four weekend.

Bell, who averaged 10.7 points and 4.2 rebounds this season, gained notoriety at Mizzou Madness in October, when he won the slam dunk title by leaping over six people. He helped the Tigers finish 23-11 and reach the NCAA Tournament, where they lost to Colorado State 84-72 on March 21.

This marks the second straight year a Missouri player will take part in Final Four festivities. Marcus Denmon participated in the three-point competition last season, while Matt Lawrence did the same in 2009.

To reach Terez A. Paylor, send email to tpaylor@kcstar.com or call 816-234-4489. Follow him at Twitter.com/TerezPaylor.

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