Buffalo Grove's Brunelli finalist in national 3-point contest
American Family Insurance and Intersport announced this week that the final contestants in its high school slam dunk and 3-point championships will be determined by a public online voting contest.
Buffalo Grove senior guard Matt Brunelli is a candidate to compete in the dunk contest.
The American Family Insurance "#DreamFearlessly Fan Vote" is a four-week digital media contest that will match up 16 of the top high school dunkers, boys 3-point shooters and girls 3-point shooters in the nation in a bracket-style competition to determine the final participants in each category.
Fans can vote for their favorite players using an interactive bracket by entering the American Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships website at www.amfam.com/fanvote. The athlete with the most votes in each matchup will advance to the next round.
Video highlight reels of each competitor on the website will help fans determine their choice. Voting began Tuesday and concludes Friday, March 13 at 1 p.m. ET. Fans can vote daily at www.amfam.com/fanvote. The schedule for each voting round will go as follows:
•Round One: Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. ET through Feb. 18 at noon (16 players)
•Quarterfinals: Feb. 19 at 1 p.m. ET through Feb. 26 at noon (8 players)
•Semifinals: Feb. 27 at 1 p.m. ET through March 5 at noon (4 players)
•Finals: March 6 at 1 p.m. ET through March 13 at noon (2 players)
The players that ultimately receive the most votes in the final round will be selected to compete in the dunk and 3-point championships, held annually in the Final Four host city. The championships will air on CBS during Final Four weekend in Atlanta on April 5 at 1:30 p.m.