Myers competes in state contest

Kamryn Myers (last row, third from right) was in the state's 3-point shooting contest.
Kamryn Myers (last row, third from right) was in the state's 3-point shooting contest.

GRAND RAPIDS — Kamryn Myers showed her skills as a 3-point shooter during the recently completed girls basketball season.

This past Saturday, she had a chance to prove she’s one of the best in the state.

Myers competed in the Basketball Coaches Association of America’s Top Shooter 3-point contest during halftime of the Class A girls state title game on March. 17 at Calvin College in Grand Rapids.

Players qualified for the challenge by being nominated by their coaches as well as holding the best shooting percentages in the state with a 50-attempt minimum.

Myers connected on 40.26 percent (31-of-77) of her 3-pointers this season.

Myers, a junior, found out two weeks ago she had qualified and this was her first appearance in the contest.

The challenge consisted of each contestant taking 25 3-pointers in Round 1, and the top 10 shooters move on to Round 2. From there, contestants again took 25 shots, with the top two shooters moving on to the finals.

The first two rounds took place in Calvin’s Hoogenboom Health and Recreation Center, with the finals taking place in the Van Noord arena at halftime.

“There’s a rack of balls at five different locations on top of the key,” Myers said. “You have 60 seconds to shoot your shots.”

Myers made it to the second round before bowing out. St. Joseph’s Anna Fischer won the challenge.

Getting the opportunity to rub shoulders with the state’s top shooters was a fun experience for Myers.

“It was pretty nice,” Myers said. “I met a lot of different girls that I’ve never met before, which was pretty cool.”