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Cheshire Academy’s Elijah Pemberton ’16 Selected for Jordan Brand Classic Game

Only the top players in the New York area get invited every year to the Jordan Brand Classic Regional Game, held at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, NY. This year, Cheshire Academy is excited to announce that Elijah Pemberton ’16 has been officially selected to participate. Pemberton will join other select regional athletes to compete in a game sponsored by both Jordan Brands and Nike on Friday, April 15 at 5:30 pm EST.

“I feel honored to be in a situation very little get to experience; it’s humbling and also an opportunity you must embrace when given,” said Pemberton. “So I can’t wait to showcase my talents on a higher level.”

Pemberton is hot off a win in the American Family Insurance Slam Dunk Championships voting contest, where he will join 24 other high school athletes in Houston during Final Four weekend who are competing in a televised slam dunk and three-point contest, which will be aired on CBS, April 3 at 3:30 pm EST.

"Elijah had a great season, being named first team All-New England AA, while being an important cog in the winningest season at Cheshire Academy in the past eight years,” said Varsity Boys Basketball Head Coach Kevin Kehoe. “Getting selected to play in the Jordan Brand Classic game this year is a tribute to his hard work. Elijah has the potential to become a great college player at Hofstra University."