Smyrna, Cape in 2016 Slam Dunk field

LEWES – Smyrna and Cape Henlopen High are among the four in-state boys’ basketball teams selected to play in next season’s Slam Dunk to the Beach.

Appoquinimink and state champion Sanford were also take part in the tournament, slated for Dec. 27-29 at Cape Henlopen.

“We are pleased to welcome back another crop of great programs that features Delaware’s top basketball talent,” said executive director of the Delaware Sports Commission, Chris Giacomucci. “It continues to be important to us to have teams representing each county in the state. We feel that our selection committee did an excellent job of identifying schools which will represent Delaware well in December.”

Slam Dunk will be back in Lewes for the third consecutive year.  Each of the past two DIAA state champions has participated in Slam Dunk to the Beach.

The rest of the field for Slam Dunk will be announced this summer. The Delaware Sports Commission unveiled the four Delaware participants on Thursday night at the Blue-Gold All-Star banquet.

Smyrna went 18-4 this winter after reaching the state quarterfinals. The Eagles are expected to return Caleb Matthews and Jaymeir Garnett next season.


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