Cline victory highlights national basketball competition at CHS



Ryan Cline, men’s basketball team captain and senior, won the 3-point championship in the men’s division with 22 points at the American Family Insurance Slam Dunk and 3-Point Championships at CHS, which took place Wednesday night. Then, he won again in the overall 3-point championship, this time scoring 20 points, defeating women’s 3-point champion, Kennedy Burke (Northride, IA).

View Sarah Liu’s photo essay from the competition here.

Later, a packed Eric Clark Activity Center watched as eight more men’s basketball players competed in the slam dunk competition. Derrick Jones of Marcus Hook, PA, won by jumping over four competitors, each with their phones out, and dunking the ball.
After the event, Cline was swarmed by Carmel fans. Cline said, “It feels great winning the 3-point championship.”

Asked about his plans for the future, Cline said, “I’m gonna finish high school and get ready to go play (at Purdue).”

Slam Dunk Contest

Contest Winner: Derrick Jones (Committed to UNLV) (Marcus Hook, PA)
AMFAM Fearless Dreamer Winner: Kyle Ahrens (Commited to Michigan State) (Versailles, Ohio)
Kevarrius Hayes (Committed to Florida) (Live Oak, Fl)
Prince Ali (Committed to UCLA) (Pembrake Pines, Florida)
Kerwin Roach, Jr. (Committed to Texas) (Houston, Texas)
Rex Pflueger (Committed to Notre Dame) (Dana Point, CA)
Rayjon Tucker (Committed to Florida Gulf Coast) (Kannapolis, MC)
Donovan Mitchell (Committed to Louisville) (Greenwich, CT)

Men’s 3-Point Contest

Contest Winner: Ryan Cline (Committed to Purdue) (Senior at Carmel High School)
Contest Runner-up: Brevin Pritzl (Committed to Wisconsin) (Depere, WI)
AMFAM Fearless Dreamer Winner: Jaelan Sanford (Committed to University of Toledo) (Evansville, IN)
Tevin Mack (Committed to VCU) (Hopkins, SC)
Jalen Caleron-Londs (Committed to Illinois) (No hometown given)
King McClure (Committed to Baylor) (Ovilla, TX)
Matt Mcquaid (Committed to Michigan State) (Ovilla, TX)
Austin Grandstaff (Committed to Ohio State) (Rowlett, TX)

Women’s 3 Point Contest

Contest Winner: Kennedy Burke (Committed to UCLA) (Northride, IA)
Contest Runner-up: Danni Williams (Committed to Texas A&M) (Clovis, NM)
AMFAM Fearless Dreamer Winner: Jessica Norris (Undecided) (Greenwood, IN)
Aliyah Mazyck (Committed to University of Southern California) (Charlotte, NC)
Tiara Murphy (Committed to Purdue) (South Bend, IN)
Katie McWilliams (Committed to Oregon State) (Salem, OR)
Faith Suggs (Committed to Duke) (Flossmoor, IL)
Brittany Ward (Committed to Butler) (Indianapolis, IN)

Overall 3-Point Contest

Winner: Ryan Cline
Runner-up: Kennedy Burke