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Men's Basketball Recruit Isaiah Zierden Aims For 3-Point Title

CHICAGO – The American Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships will air at 3:30 p.m. CST on Sunday, April 1, on CBS. The second annual event will showcase the dunking and shooting talents of 24 of the nation’s top high school seniors, including Creighton commit Isaiah Zierden. Individual events in the American Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships include: American Family Insurance Women’s 3-Point Contest, U.S. Marines Men’s 3-Point Contest and American Family Insurance Dunk Contest.
 
“American Family Insurance is proud of the way these young men and women have pursued their dreams, both on and far above the basketball court,” said Annette Knapstein, American Family Insurance vice president of marketing.  “And it’s not just the athletes. The communities really came through in supporting their players. We’re looking forward to the competitions, and to seeing where their dreams take them in the long run.”

The 24 competitors in the American Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships include:
 
Dunk Contest                              Men’s 3-pt Contest         Women’s 3-pt Contest
Dalante Dunklin (CA)                           Phil Forte (TX)                            Antoinette Bannister (FL)
Savon Goodman (PA)                            Buddy Hield (KS)                        Morgan Batey (GA)
Javontae Hawkins (WV)                         Malik Morgan (LA)                       Jasmine Jenkins (GA)
Je’lon Hornbeak (TX)                            Zak Showalter (WI)                      Kari Korver (CA)
Demarquise Johnson (MI)                       Isaiah Zierden (MN)                 Addy Roller (MO)
Shaquille Johnson (GA)                          Kellen Dunham (IN)                     Shilpa Tummala (AZ)
J.P. Tokoto (WI)                                   Jordan Price (GA)                        Jamie Weisner (WA)
Wally Ellenson (WI)                            Nolan Cass (TX)                        Kim Cerjan (CO)

 
Alumni of the event include Oklahoma State’s Cezar Guerrero, Texas’ Sheldon McClellan, UConn’s DeAndre Daniels and Wake Forest’s Chase Fischer.
 
The taping of the American Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships will take place at the Alario Center in New Orleans on Friday, March 30 at 7 p.m. CST.
 
The broadcast team includes Tim Brando, Bill Raftery and Lewis Johnson, as well as reports from expert analyst Chris Stonebraker of MaxPreps. The program will have numerous encore presentations on CBS College Sports.
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