Future `Dog to Compete in National Slam Dunk Event
March 27, 2013
CHICAGO - Soma Edo, who signed a National Letter of Intent in 2012 to attend Fresno State and play basketball for the Bulldogs starting in the 2013-14 season, will compete in the 2013 American Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk Championships, Intersport announced on Wednesday.
The third annual event, which will showcase the dunking and shooting talents of 16 of the nation's top high school seniors, will air at 2 p.m. ET on April 6 on CBS. The program is being taped at Long Forum on the campus of Greater Atlanta Christian School.
The CBS broadcast team includes Tim Brando, Bill Raftery and Lewis Johnson. The program will have numerous encore presentations on CBS Sports Network. Check local listings for dates and times.
Edo is only Mountain West-bound student-athlete to be selected for the slam dunk contest, and joins New Mexico-signee Bryce Alford, who will compete in the 3-pointer competition, as future MW players at the event.
Fresno State's redshirting-sophomore point guard Cezar Guerrero competed in the 3-point challenge during his senior year of high school.
American Family Insurance Slam Dunk Championship
US Marines 3-Point Championship
Name - High School - College Choice
Bryce Alford - La Cueva High School (Albuquerque, N.M.) - New Mexico
Conner Frankamp - North High School (Wichita, Kan.) - Kansas
Brannen Greene - Tift County High School (Tifton, Ga.) - Kansas
Zak Irvin - Hamilton Southeastern High School (Fishers, Ind.) - Michigan
Nick King - East High School (Memphis, Tenn.) - Memphis
Race Parsons* - South Sevier High School (Monroe, Utah) - Southern Utah
Matt Thomas - Onalaska High School (Onalaska, Wis.) - Iowa State
Derrick Walton - Chandler Park Academy (Detroit, Mich.) - Michigan
* Hinton and Parsons won the 2013 American Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships Facebook voting competition.
Alumni of the event include North Carolina's J.P. Tokoto, Texas' Sheldon McClellan, Connecticut's DeAndre Daniels, Wake Forest's Chase Fischer, Oklahoma State's Phil Forte and Butler's Kellen Dunham.