Top dunkers and long-range shooters set for High School Slam & 3-Point Championships

Top dunkers and long-range shooters set for High School Slam & 3-Point Championships

High School Slam Dunk and 3-Point Championships

Top dunkers and long-range shooters set for High School Slam & 3-Point Championships


Terrance Ferguson dunks during the McDonald's All American Game (Photo: Mike DiNovo, USA TODAY Sports)

Terrance Ferguson dunks during the McDonald’s All American Game, but he will be in the 3-point contest Friday in the High School Slam event (Photo: Mike DiNovo, USA TODAY Sports)

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.”

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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


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