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Two athletes qualify in NBA Skills Challenge
Parker Dicks

DENVER, Colo. — Great Bend’s Parker Dicks and Taeten Reynolds captured Denver, Colo. regional championships to qualify for the national finals of the Junior NBA Skills Challenge at Brooklyn N.Y.  

Finalists earn an all−expense paid trip to New York City, receive gift bags, attend special events and interact with NBA/WNBA/G−League players and potential draftees. They are invited to attend the June 20 NBA Draft presented by State Farm.

Parker Dicks scored 43 points to win the 13-year-old boys division. Taeten Reynolds scored 14 points to win the 11-year-old girls division.

Competitors had 45 seconds to dribble through cones and take shots worth 1, 3, 4 and 6 points. Deductions of 3 points were assesssed for traveling, palming or double dribble.  

The Optimist Club of Great Bend sponsored the local Junior NBA Skills Challenge presented by Under Armour Jan. 20 at the FieldHouse. The top three place-winners qualified for the Denver regional.  


11 GIRLS—1—Taeten Reynolds; 2—Jadyn Crosby; 3—Jillian Hagerman

11 BOYS—1—Anthony Gonzalez; 2—Landis Hagerman; 3—Slade Sundahl

13 GIRLS—1—Cylie Latourell; 2—Deshawwna Bryant

13 BOYS—1—Parker Dicks; 2—Carter Crosby; 3—Tony Moore