Former Westlake guard Quincy Olivari participating in 2024 ‘Hanes Originals Soft Touch Men’s 3-point Championship’

Xavier guard Quincy Olivari will represent Georgia high school basketball and Westlake High School at the State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-point Championships scheduled for Thursday evening at Global Credit Union Arena at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ.

Olivari will be participating in the ‘Hanes Originals Soft Touch Men’s 3-point Championship’ along with seven other contestants.

A grad-student that transferred to Xavier from Rice University, Olivari is in his fifth year of collegiate basketball and his first with the Musketeers. In his lone season at Xavier, Olivari averaged a little over 19 points per game while shooting close to 43% from the field and over 40% from beyond-the-arc, hitting over 100 three-pointers this season.

This season for the Musketeers, Olivari exploded for 43 points against DePaul University, shooting 12-of-20 from the field and shot 58% from three, knocking down seven threes and bringing down 10 rebounds as well, showcasing his shooting ability in the matchup.

Throughout Xavier’s basketball season, Olivari scored double-digits in every game except for the third game of the season against Matt Painter, Zach Edey and the Final Four-bound Purdue Boilermakers.

The 6-foot-3 guard out of Atlanta played his high school basketball at Westlake where he was rated as a 3-Star recruit per 247Sports. As a senior for the Lions, Olivari averaged 15 points, six rebounds and four assists per game. Throughout his high school years, Olivari helped lead the Westlake to the Sweet 16 in the GHSA playoffs and state and region championships as a Lion.

Headlining the three-point contest along with Olivari is Oakland’s March Madness sensation Jack Gohlke, who set an NCAA Tournament record of 16 three-pointers in two games against three-seed Kentucky, a team filled with blue chip recruits with aspirations for professional basketball career and 11-seed North Carolina State, a team still very much alive in the Final Four.

The event is in its 36th year and is returning to Grand Canyon University for the first time since 2017 and will air on ESPN at 9 p.m. ET.


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