Southsider Voice correspondent
Jessica Norris, a 5-7 senior guard who played on Center Grove High School’s basketball team, has mastered the Internet.
She won an online contest to participate in a 3-point shooting contest with the nation’s best sharpshooters on Wednesday, April 1, at Carmel High School.
Norris, who led the Trojans with 2.8 trifectas per game, was voted in for the American Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk and 3-Point Championships.
Going up against 15 other hopefuls, Norris advanced through four rounds of fan voting to earn a spot in the field. Her teammates and coach Shawn Sanders promoted the fan vote through social media as they directed followers to the Slam Dunk website.
A video of Norris connecting from behind the arc on the site served as a tool to hopefully persuade voters. It worked: Norris scraped through the first three rounds with just 51 percent of the vote but won the championship round handily.
Tickets for the contest are $5, and, the CBS Sports Network will air it at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 5.
Norris tied the school record for 3-pointers in a game this season with eight against Perry Meridian. The treys accounted for 24 of her 26 points in the win.
The Trojans won a sectional championship – their first since 2011 – and ended the season with a 20-7 record.