Future `Dog to Compete in National Slam Dunk Event
    One of Rodney Terry's Fresno State-bound recruits will compete in a national Slam Dunk contest.
    One of Rodney Terry's Fresno State-bound recruits will compete in a national Slam Dunk contest.

    March 27, 2013

    By @StephenTrembley
    strembley@csufresno.edu
    GoBulldogs.com

    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
    Name - High School - College Choice
    Jordan Bell - Poly High School (Long Beach, Calif.) - Oregon
    Deonte Burton - Vincent High School (Milwaukee, Wis.) - Marquette
    Isaiah Dennis - Eagle's Landing High School (McDonough, Ga.) - Georgia State
    Soma Edo - Berkner High School (Richardson, Texas) - Fresno State
    Anton Gill - Hargrave Military Academy (Raleigh, N.C.) - Louisville
    Craig Hinton* - East Forsyth High School (Kernersville, N.C.) - VMI
    Kuran Iverson - Fishburne Military School (Waynesboro, Va.) - Memphis
    Kendrick Nunn - Simeon Career Academy (Chicago, Ill.) - Illinois

     

     

    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.

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