Davenport's Bateman vies for College Slam Dunk Championships spot


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Posted Online: March 05, 2013, 5:27 pm
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By Tom Johnston, tjohnston@qconline.com
Former Davenport Central High School standout Hal Bateman is a couple of steps away from an appearance at the 2013 State Farm College Slam Dunk Championships at the NCAA Division Final Four in Atlanta in April.

Bateman, the 5-foot-11 senior point guard at Stephen F. Austin, is in the Dark Horse Dunker contest that allows fans to vote online in a final-four showdown. The winner of that video showdown is invited to Atlanta along with the other special invitees.

In order to vote, go to collegeslam2013.com where there is a video final four bracket. Bateman is pitted against Illinois State University's Tyler Brown. In the other bracket are Corey Law of High Point University and Angelo Sharpless of Elizabeth City State University.

















 



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