Multiple All-Americans, players signed with top programs nationwide and three Fearless Dreamers will be among 24 of the top high school seniors competing in the American Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships on Friday in Pearland, Texas.
The slam dunk contest, the boys 3-point contest and the girls 3-point contest each has eight competitors. The event will be taped at Glenda Dawson High School in Pearland, not far from the site of this weekend’s men’s Final Four. The broadcast airs Sunday at 3:30 ET on CBS.
“We’re pleased to showcase the amazing talents of these student-athletes at the 2016 championships,” said Telisa Yancy, vice president of marketing for American Family Insurance. “We salute these and all student-athletes who successfully balance the demands of school and athletics with hard work and dedication to pursue their dreams. Congratulations and best of luck to all the competitors who earned a position on this year’s roster.”
Slam dunk competitor Markelle Fultz; boys three-point competitors Kyle Guy and Terrance Ferguson; and girls three-point competitors Lauren Cox, ranked as the No. 1 girls player in the nation; Destiny Slocum and Erin Boley will head to Texas after playing in the McDonald’s All American Games on Wednesday in Chicago.
Dunker Elijah Pemberton (Cheshire Academy; Conn.), boys three-point shooter Ian Mumford (Keys Gate; Homestead, Fla.) and girls three point shooter Nicole Beavers (Mt. Zion, Ill.) earned their spots by surviving the #DreamFearlessly Fan Vote.
Here are the competitors for each event:
American Family Insurance Slam Dunk Championship
Rawle Alkins – Word of God Christian Academy (Raleigh, N.C.) – Arizona
Troy Baxter – Oldsmar Christian (Oldsmar, Fla.) – South Florida
Markelle Fultz – DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, Md.) – Washington
Derek Funderburk – Hargrave Military Academy (Chatham, Va.) – Ohio State
Unique McLean – The MacDuffie School (Granby, Mass.) – Massachusetts
Elijah Pemberton – Cheshire Academy (Cheshire, Conn.) – Hofstra
Jashaun Smith – Legacy Charter School (Greenville, N.C.) – Longwood
Mark Vital – Advanced Prep International (Dallas) – Baylor
U.S. Marines Boy’s 3-Point Championship
Terrance Ferguson – Advanced Prep International (Dallas) – Undecided
Kyle Guy – Lawrence Central (Indianapolis) – Virginia
Jared Harper – Pebblebrook (Mableton, Ga.) – Auburn
Sam Hauser – Stevens Point (Wis.) – Marquette
Kevin Huerter – Shenendehowa (Clifton Park, N.Y.) – Maryland
Ian Mumford – Keys Gate (Homestead, Fla.) – Undecided
Zach Norvell – Simeon Career Academy (Chicago) – Gonzaga
Myles Powell – South Kent School (South Kent, N.J.) – Seton Hall
American Family Insurance Girl’s 3-Point Championship
Nicole Beavers – Mt. Zion (Ill.) – Undecided
Erin Boley – Elizabethtown (Ky.) – Notre Dame
Araion Bradshaw – Tabor Academy (Marion, Mass.) – South Carolina
Lauren Cox – Flower Mound (Texas) – Baylor
A’Tyanna Gaulden – Americus-Sumter (Americus, Ga.) – Florida State
Kiara Lewis – Whitney Young (Chicago) – Ohio State
Mikayla Pivec – Lynnwood (Wash.) – Oregon State
Destiny Slocum – Mountain View (Meridian, Idaho) – Maryland