CHICAGO — McPherson’s Alex Robertson tied for fourth place in the Elks National Hoop Shoot last week in Chicago.
Robertson, the Kansas champion, competed in the 10-11 age division, which had 12 finalists.
Robertson made 23 of 25 free throws to finish one off the pace as three contestants made 24 of 25. The winner went on to make 20 of 20 in the shoot-off for the title.
Robertson had advanced to Chicago by winning the local, district state and regional competitions.
He was able to see the sights of Chicago and exchanged trading cards with his fellow competitors. There also was a visit to Chicago Sports Museum and the competition was held at DePaul University.