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Courtney Brown Jr., Chloe Stoehr to compete in High School Slam Dunk & 3-point Championships at East Ridge

Senior Courtney Brown Jr. recorded a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds. East Ridge defeated Eastview 78-41 in the state quarterfinals on Wednesday, March 20, at the Target Center. Brian Mozey / RiverTown Multimedia 1 / 2
Chloe Stoehr led the Raptors with 13 points as East Ridge fell to Woodbury 52-48 on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at East Ridge High School. Brian Mozey / RiverTown Multimedia 2 / 2

As the Final Four comes to Minneapolis this upcoming weekend, there are a handful of activities going on besides the two games on Saturday and the championship game on Monday.

One of the events is the American Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk & 3-point Championships. The championships are taking place at East Ridge High School where some of the best high school players from across the country will come and show off their skills.

East Ridge boys' basketball player Courtney Brown Jr., and East Ridge girls' basketball player Chloe Stoehr will represent the Raptors.

The championships will take place on Friday, April 5 from 1-3 p.m., but the event is not open to the public. The public can watch the events on television on Sunday, April 7, at 2:30 p.m. on CBS.

Brown Jr. will compete in the slam dunk contest, while Stoehr will be in the 3-point contest. Brown Jr. had a strong season with East Ridge as he averaged 15.6 points per game and shot 90 percent from the free throw line. Stoehr was a strong 3-point shooter for the Raptors this season and averaged 6.5 points per game.

The slam dunk contest includes: Onyeka Okongwu from California, P.J. Fuller from Nevada, Marcus Watson from Georgia, Jahmius Ramsey from Texas, Brycen Goodine from Massachusetts, Terry Armstrong from Arizona, Niven Glover from Florida and Brown Jr.

The boys' 3-point contest includes: Matthew Hurt from Minnesota (Rochester John Marshall), Samuel Williamson from Texas, Tyrell Terry from Minnesota (DeLaSalle), Joe Girard from New York, Jarod Lucas from California, Jaylen Forbes from Mississippi, Khalif Battle from New Jersey and Jalen Wilson from Texas.

The girls' 3-point contest includes: Celeste Taylor from New York, Kierstan Bell from Ohio, Rikki Harris from Indiana, Rickey Jackson from Michigan, Anaya Peoples from Illinois, Nyah Green from Texas, Charisma Osborne from California and Stoehr.

Brown Jr. will be playing at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee next season, while Stoehr is undecided.

Brian Mozey

I am the sports writer for the Woodbury Bulletin and South Washington County Bulletin. I'm a graduate from the Greenlee School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Iowa State University and have always had a passion for sports since a young age. Whether it was watching or playing sports, I always knew sports would be in my career. I've been born and raised in the suburbs of Minneapolis and look forward to continuing to learn more about the Woodbury and Cottage Grove area throughout my time in this position. 

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