Voting is open for the American Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk and 3-Point Championships at highschoolslam.com and several area players are involved.
Brownsburg’s K.J. Walton is one of 16 players “competing” in the first round of the slam dunk competition. He currently has 69 percent of the vote over his competitor, Ahmad Caver of St. John’s Military Academy. Pike’s Tahjai Teague, a Ball State recruit, is also in the slam dunk competition. He currently trails Teandre Jones of West Florida High School, with 31 percent of the vote.
Noblesville’s Jake Mills, Michigan City Marquette’s Ryan Fazekas, Evansville Reitz’s Jaelan Sanford and Chesterton’s Chris Palombizio are among the 16 competitors in the men’s 3-point shootout. Mills (77 percent) and Fazekas (76 percent) currently lead their first-round matchups. Sanford and Palombizio are competing against one another and each have 50 percent of the vote.
There are five in-state players competing in the girls’ 3-point competition. Center Grove’s Jessica Norris leads Glenn’s Kyler Columbia 51 percent to 49 percent. Brooke Sugg of Fishers leads her first-round matchup with 79 percent. Connersville’s Courtney Phillips and Blackford’s Lauren Godfrey are also competing.
The first-round voting will be completed on Tuesday. The winners earn a trip to Indianapolis in conjunction with the Final Four for a contest televised on CBS. You can vote once per day at highschoolslam.com.