If Jessica Norris is nervous, she hides it well.

The Center Grove senior looks forward to being one of eight competitors at tonight’s American Family Insurance High School 3-point Championship at Carmel High School.

Other participants qualified mainly because of national reputation; Norris, who knocked down 76 triples this past season for a 20-7 Trojans squad, did so accumulating the most online votes from a pool of 16 finalists.

Yet regardless how she got there, Norris is happy for the opportunity.

“I know our whole coaching staff is coming to watch, and I think (Center Grove teammates) Regan (Wentland) and Bri (Gliesmann) will be there, too. I hope I do well so I can be on TV,” she said.

At a glance


Here are the players Norris will be competing against, where they attend high school and where they have signed to play college basketball:

Player;High school;College

Kennedy Burke;Sierra Canyon, California;UCLA

Faith Suggs;Homewood-Flossmoor, Illinois;Duke

Katie McWilliams;South Salem, Oregon;Oregon State

Danni Williams;Clovis, New Mexico;Texas A&M

Tiara Murphy;South Bend, Washington;Purdue

Aliyah Mazyck;Myers Park, North Carolina;USC

Brittany Ward;Pike;Butler

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Mike Beas is a sports writer for the Daily Journal. He can be reached at