Hason Ward competes in State Farm dunk contest

Mar 28, 2024; Boston, MA, USA;Iowa State Cyclones forward Hason Ward (24) reacts after a basket against the Illinois Fighting Illini in the semifinals of the East Regional of the 2024 NCAA Tournament at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa State forward Hason Ward participated in the State Farm Slam Dunk and 3-Point Championships at Global Credit Union Arena on the campus of Grand Canyon University Thursday night.

Ward exited in the first round, finishing in eighth place with a score of 45.

Ward is the first Cyclone ever to participate in the Slam Dunk Contest.

Former Cyclone’s, Donovan Jackson (2018), Nazareth Mitrou-Long (2017), Tyrus McGee (2013), Dedric Willoughby (1997) and Fred Hoiberg (1995) have participated in the 3-point contest at the event.