College, Playground / Jun 22, 2011 / 5:30 pm

Dunking Sensation Jacob Tucker Drafted By The Globetrotters

Jacob Tucker

Jacob Tucker (photo. Illinois College Athletics)

In a match made in Heaven, Illinois College graduate Jacob Tucker, the 5-11 dunking monster who won the Denny’s College Slam Dunk Contest, was selected by the Harlem Globetrotters as part of the team’s 2011 draft class. He would join a group of rookies that includes the 7-8 Paul Sturgess, the tallest college player ever, two players who also participated in the Denny’s Dunk Contest and 3-point Championships, international soccer star Lionel Messi and 12-year-old prodigy Jordan McCabe.

“It’s definitely an honor because everybody knows who they are and I know all the good things they do besides just playing basketball,” Tucker said in a press release. “I’ve always wanted to be a part of something like that. I just need to look into the details of it before I agree to anything.”

Sweet Lou Dunbar, the Globetrotters’ director of player personnel, said in a press release that the team would plan to pit Tucker against Sturgess in the first practice to see if the dunk champ can climb the man mountain.

“A 5-foot-11 dunking machine against a 7-foot-8 tower of shot blocking has YouTube written all over it,” he said in the release.

What type of dunks do you want to see him try?

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  • http://www.conradburry.com Conrad

    Saw this news on his fb page a couple days ago. This is the perfect end for him…hopefully he stays on the team for years to come. Caucasian Pride!


    Taking the Jamario Moon route into the NBA..?

  • hahns

    lol…conrad did you really just say white pride

  • http://conradburry.com Conrad

    lol….maybe a little bit. i’m just damn proud of him and the name he is making for “us” :P

  • JAY

    The last time someone said “white pride” they were listening to a dude dressed like Papa Smurf preach in front of a burning cross. Quit while you’re ahead.

  • http://www.conradburry.com Conrad

    haha…point taken. i suppose it’s just not often that the occasion arises for such excitation on my part. fwiw, i loved the hell out of the Smurfs (i was born in ’86)!