Neese to compete in Phoenix
After four rounds of voting, the fans came through for Cloverdale senior Cooper Neese, who is the menís 3-point champion of the American Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships.
The 6-3 senior took 58 percent of the vote to breeze to a victory over fellow finalist Josh Kollman of Bothell, Wash.
The victory earns Neese a spot in the American Family Insurance High School 3-Point Competition, which will take place in Final Four host city Phoenix on Sunday, April 2.
Occurring on the day in between the NCAA semifinals and final, the event will give national exposure to some of the best 3-point shooters and dunkers in the country.
Neese bested a field of 15 other shooters from around the country to be named champion.
Other winners announced Friday are slam dunk champion Jay Shropshire of Chattooga High School in Georgia and womenís 3-point champion Natalie Sanchez of Burges High School in Texas.
All three now move on to a field of finalists against whom they will compete in Phoenix.
The event will be televised on CBS from 3:30-5 p.m. on Sunday, April 2.