The NAIA and the National Basketball Coaches' Association (NABC) has partnered to develop the 2018 NABC-NAIA Shoot & Slam, presented by US Bank. The 5th annual event will take place in conjunction with the 81st annual NAIA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship.
Watch for details!
And in the meantime, watch the video of last year's slam dunk contest champion Henry French of Trinity International.
2017 Slam Dunk Champ Henry French
Format • Slam Dunk Contest: 4 overall contestants, which can come from either division. The 4th dunker is decided by a fan vote (open from Feb. 20 - 26). Contestants are announced on Feb. 19 (3-point & dunk) while the fan-vote dunker is announced Feb. 27. To vote for the 4th dunker on the fan vote, click HERE.
• 3-Point Contest: 4 overall contestants, which can come from either division. Contestants are announced Feb. 19.
• The NABC-NAIA Men's Basketball All-Star Committee determined the selection criteria and will oversee the selection process. Criteria takes into account season statistics, awards and postseason experience. The Committee is comprising coaches from both Division I and Division II ranks.
Previous Champions: • 2017 – DUNK: Henry French, Trinity International (Ill.) | WATCH DUNKS – 3-POINT: Zach Taylor, Carroll (Mont.)
• 2016 – DUNK: Richard McCalop, Science & Arts (Okla.) | WATCH DUNKS – 3-POINT: Trae Bergh, Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.)
• 2015 – DUNK: Jamaal Thomas, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) | WATCH DUNKS – 3-POINT: Marcus Hurn, Great Falls (Mont.)
• 2014 – DUNK: Tyler Inman, Southwestern Christian (Okla.) | WATCH DUNKS – 3-POINT: Travis Schuba, Madonna (Mich.)