College, Featured Gallery, Video / Apr 1, 2011 / 9:30 am

Jacob Tucker College Slam Dunk Contest Highlights

The smallest player on the floor, representing the smallest school in the competition, Illinois College’s Jacob Tucker made the biggest splash in the Denny’s College Slam Dunk Contest last night. Watch all of his exploits below and be amazed.



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  • http://www.conradburry.com Conrad

    J-TUCK for the win!!! I thoroughly enjoyed this year’s contest. A lot of good dunks and great competition for Tuck. Makes his win even more justified in my opinion. I just wish he coulda pulled off the 360-between-the-legs on the last round. My favorite dunk of his was the 360-off-the-side-backboard pass…we saw Quake Griffin try that dunk unsuccessfully, so I was happy to see Tuck complete it. Now we just need a NBDL team to pick up Tuck so we can see him again in their dunk contest next year. If he can’t swing that (I dont know about the rest of his game), he needs to get in some dunking circuit, like the Flight Bros. or somethin like that.

  • http://dimemag.com Sean Sweeney

    That dude can fly.

  • SoulChorea

    This is the joint right here. Why does the NBA think you need stuffed animals and cars and phonebooths to make an entertaining dunk? If you can fly, we will be impressed. That’s all cats wanna see; someone fly through the air and dunk like this dude.

  • Promoman

    One of the most legit short dunkers I’ve seen.

  • Claw

    “The shortest dunker here AND HE’S WHITE!”

  • boomshakalaka

    definitely the Cream of the Crop!

    SoulChorea is absolutely right. If you need to use some stupid props or have an elaborate scripted intro to be creative in a dunk contest, then obviously you are not a very creative dunker.

    Try coming up with some different athletic moves to do in the air. Or at least some more variations of existing moves and alley-oops.

    Watching a smooth execution of a 360 dunk of the side of the backboard is way more entertaining then having some little kid come onto the court and cry about losing his stuffed animal on top of the rim, or having a damn choir come out and annoy everyone before a dunk.

  • JAY

    Cosign SoulChorea. That’s what Derozan was saying too. He wouldn’t have clean up if those bums didn’t use props. I mean, biting off a teddy bear hanging from the rim? WTF? Derozan had the best dunks in the contest…. easily. If only he used Drake to rap and jumped over eight 5 year olds, then maybe he would have won.

  • The Goods

    That is unreal! – truly an amazing dunker with awesome creativity and the ability to execute. I was stunned when I saw his first video posted on here and last night was no letdown. Cool Stuff J Tucker!

  • dork.i.am

    Wow, it didn’t really sink in how small the dude is until he’s standing next to the other players afterwards. He’s a little smurph!

  • Hot Fiyah

    How soon until we can see him dunk again?!?!