Caesar Rodney, Cape Henlopen to play in Slam Dunk to the Beach

Caesar Rodney and Cape Henlopen High will be among 13 teams playing in this year’s Slam Dunk to the Beach basketball tournament according to the field announced on Wednesday morning.

The tourney, held annually as Cape Henlopen, will be played on Dec. 27-29 this year.

The event will feature a pair of national Top 25 teams and six nationally ranked players. The ranked players, according to 247Sports, are Jonathan Kuminga (Our Savior New American), 3rd c/o 2021; Khalil Whitney (Roselle Catholic), 7th c/o 2019; Jeremy Roach (Paul VI), 16th c/o 2020; Julian Strawther (Liberty HS), 33rd c/o 2020; Symir Torrence (Vermont Academy), 50th c/o 2020; and Anthony Harris (Paul VI), 64th c/o 2019.

“We are so excited about it being year five for the revival of Slam Dunk to the Beach,” said Dr. Matthew Robinson, chairman of the Delaware Sports Commission. “As always, the quality of the teams and players for this year’s edition of Slam Dunk are first class.”

Here’s the 18-game schedule for the event:

Dec. 27, Day Session: 10:45 a.m. Special Olympics Unified Game, Caesar Rodney vs. Cape Henlopen; Noon-Salesianum vs. Caesar Rodney; 1:30 p.m.-Liberty (NV.) vs. Bishop Loughlin (N,Y.); 3 p.m.-Our Savior New American School (N.Y.) vs. Eleanor Roosevelt (Md.); Evening Session: 5 p.m. Sanford vs. Cape Henlopen; 6:30 p.m.-Albany Academy (N.Y.) vs. Gonzaga College (DC); 8 p.m. Vermont Academy (VT) vs. Bishop Walsh (MD).

Dec. 28, Day Session: Noon-Eleanor Roosevelt (Md.) vs. Roselle Catholic (N.J.); 1:30 p.m. Archbishop Wood (Pa.) vs. Bishop Loughlin (N.Y.); 3 p,m.-Hudson Catholic (N.J.) vs. Caesar Rodney; Evening Session: 5 p.m.-Westtown (Pa.) vs. Vermont Academy (VT); 6:30 p.m. Gonzaga College (DC) vs. Our Savior New American School (N.Y.); 8 p.m.-Paul VI (Va.) vs. Liberty (NV).

Dec. 29, Day Session: 10:45 a.m.-Special Olympics Unified Game, Seaford vs. Dover; Noon-Archbishop Wood (Pa.) vs. Our Savior New American School (N.Y.); 1:30 p.m.-Roselle Catholic (N.J.) vs. Salesianum; 3 p.m.-Bishop Walsh (Md.) vs. Sanford; Evening Session: 5 p.m. Liberty (NV) vs. Gonzaga College (DC); 6:30 p.m.-Albany Academy (N.Y.) vs. Westtown School (Pa.); 8 p.m.-Hudson Catholic (N.J.) vs. Cape Henlopen.

Tickets are on sale at http://www.slamdunktothebeach.com/.

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