While everyone is already getting excited for All-Star Saturday Night next month, there is an equally impressive dunk contest going down this week. (And chances are you don’t even know about it.) As part of the D-League Showcase, currently taking place in South Padre Island, Texas, the inaugural Showcase Slam Dunk Contest is set for Wednesday night. Here’s the field with some video evidence:
Dar Tucker (New Mexico Thunderbirds) – by way of DePaul
Marqus Blakely (Bakersfield Jam) – by way of Vermont
Chris Johnson (Dakota Wizards) – by way of LSU
L.D. Williams (Springfield Armor) – by way of Wake Forest
Off the bat, you have to go with Tucker, who is the reigning champion after winning the the dunk contest during NBA All-Star Weekend last February at the D-League Dream Factory. But personally I’m going to ride with Blakely. You already know why…
While the contest will take place Wednesday, Jan. 12, at 10:30pm EST in the South Padre Island Convention Centre, it will air on VERSUS on Jan. 15 and Jan. 29.
Who do you think will win?
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