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Jacob Tucker makes and wins NCAA dunk contest (video)


#1

I remember a youtube video of this guy dunking being posted on here recently. Well, the 5’10 high-flyer from a DIII school ended up being invited to participate in the NCAA dunk competition. He made the best of the opportunity, watch the video below if you missed it:

Jacob Tucker Dunks NCAA Dunk Contest 3-31-2011


#2

Wow. It is crazy the dunks he did after he missed were almost as good as the missed attempts. I wonder what his actual vert jump has been measured at.


#3

Watched this live (was on tape delay, but it was as live as anyone could see it, unless you were there). Tucker had a 50 inch vertical as a sophomore and a 45 inch standing vertical – not sure what it is now.


#4

Some better angles:

Illinois College’s 5’10" Guard, Jacob Tucker, Wins the NCAA Slam Dunk Contest


#5

That is incredible. I love seeing smaller guys dunk, it’s very rarely all that interesting to watch the big 6’10" type guys do stuff because it’s mostly arms - but these little guys can just absolutely fly through the air and nearly anything they do is impressive.

But this kid wasn’t just doing “anything” - between the legs 360? That’s not real life LOL


#6

I don’t know who these guys are (other than a summer basketball league in Great Britain) but they blow away the NCAA’s dunk contest.

Putting On A Show Midnight Madness Dunk Contest!


#7

Amazing video, and a good contrast of jumping styles.

The light skinned kid was a one-foot jumper, while the darker kid with the twists was a two-footed jumper.