No area teams advanced to the state 3A and 4A finals in Peoria this weekend but the area will be well represented tonight in both the 3-point shootout and dunk contests that kick off the festivities.
Action begins with the long distance shooters taking the Carver Arena court in the Peoria Civic Center at 5 p.m. Thirty two qualifiers in each class advanced from regional and sectional competition and includes Yorkville sophomore Derek Piszczek in 3A and Oswego East senior Jay Harris and Geneva senior David Tucholski in 4A.
Five local players are entered in the dunk contest, including three from East Aurora: juniors Letrell "Snoop" Viser and Ryan Boatright and senior Keenan McGhee in Class 4A. In 3A, competitors include Kaneland senior David Dudzinski and IMSA senior Trevor Hahm. The 3A field also includes Wheaton Academy's Luke Johnson, who played the previous season at Aurora Christian.
Dunk competition starts at 6 p.m.