Cheshire Academy basketball player and Hofstra commit Elijah Pemberton is one round from competing in a national slam dunk competition, the High School Slam Dunk & 3-point Championship, which will be shown on CBS during the Final Four weekend in Houston, Texas.
Above is the highlight reel for Pemberton, a 6-foot-4 guard from Middletown who also played at Xavier, who has reached the finals against Elijah Thomas of Sunrise Mountain (Ariz.). Pemberton is New England’s only representative in the competition.
Pemberton won head-to-head voting over Trey Landers of Wayne HS (Ohio), Dionte Raines of Anderson HS (Ind.) and Cameron Satterwhite of Westview HS (Ariz.) to reach the final.
Fans can vote at www.highschoolslam.com.