Finals of the 16-team high school Slam 'n' Jam Summer Basketball Grand Finale will be played Friday at Carson High School, with semifinals at 1 and 2:30 p.m. The program will include a 4 p.m. clinic with assistant coach Brendan Suhr of the Atlanta Hawks featuring NBA players Xavier McDaniel and Sam Vincent. The third-place game will be at 5, preceding the finals of the Spot-Bilt slam dunk contest at 6:30. The championship game will be played at 7:30. Tickets for the day are $5 for adults, $3 for students with identification and $2 for children. Today is the last day of pool play, with games beginning at 9 a.m.
The International Basketball Assn., a new professional league for players 6-4 and shorter, will hold one of four national tryout camps on July 25 and 26 at Morningside High School in Inglewood. The league will begin play next May. The tryout camps will also be used to select a team to play a September tour of China, South Korea and the Philippines. The league is open to players whose high school class graduated at least four years ago. Tryouts will also be held in New York City, Chicago and Toronto. Between two and five players will be chosen from each camp to attend a national tryout in Fresno later in the summer. There is an $85 fee for the tryouts. For information on the Inglewood camp, call 459-7236.
The third annual Benefit Golf Classic for women will be played July 31 at California Country Club to benefit Sojourn, a support agency for battered women. The tournament is open to a field of 60 and will have a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Entry fee is $50 and includes golf, lunch, trophies and a raffle. For entry, call 379-6011.
Russell Lapera of Wilmington won the Christian Surfing Assn. competition at Tamarack. Lapera, 15, who just completed ninth grade at Wilmington Junior High, defeated a field of 73 in the 14- to 17-year-age group. Lapera has been surfing for eight years and started when he lived in Hawaii.