Some of the nation's top high school basketball talent will be heading to Houston April 1 for the National High School Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships.
Intersport, CBS Sports and MaxPreps.com will showcase 16 future college stars in the event, which will be held at the Berry Center at 7 p.m. CT Friday, April 1. It will be broadcast Sunday, April 3 (4:30-6 p.m. CT) on CBS Sports with numerous encore showings on CBS College Sports Network.
MaxPreps is selecting eight rim-rocking dunkers and eight long-range shooting specialists to compete. Details on participants will be released in the coming days.
At least one competitor – who must be a high school senior – in the slam dunk contest will be identified via video submission to MaxPreps.com
. Videos must be received by Friday, March 18. To submit a video, please click here
Intersport, a media marketing company based in Chicago, will manage the event. Intersport owns two additional high school properties: Kirk Herbstreit National Kickoff Classic and the Under Armour High School All-America Game, as well as the College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships.
"We have established the gold standard with the College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships," Intersport CEO Charlie Besser said. "This is the next extension. To have CBS Sports and MaxPreps.com as partners and to air it on the network home of the Final Four, makes a good thing even better."
Tickets for the 2011 High School Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships are $10 for adults, $7 for students and can be purchased at www.highschoolslam.com
. The Berry Center is located at 8877 Barker-Cypress Road, Cypress, Texas.
Intersport is also the creator of the 23rd annual College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships, which has showcased top college talent such as Kendall Gill, Bobby Hurley, Steve Nash and Gary Payton. The 2011 College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships will take place at the University of Houston's Hofheinz Pavilion and will air from 9-11 p.m. ET March 31 on ESPN2.