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College Slam Dunk Dark Horse

Are You the Next People's Choice?

January 09, 2013
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Who in the NAIA throws down the most amazing dunks you've ever seen? Nominate your favorite to be the "Dark Horse Dunker," which is the people's choice to participate in The State Farm College Slam Dunk & Three-Point Contest in Atlanta, Ga., this April.

The contest, which is televised on ESPN, was won last year by James Justice from Martin Methodist College (Tenn.), who beat out some of the biggest names in men's college basketball for the honor.

While most of the participants are selected from nationally well-known players who've appeared on ESPN many times before, the final candidate is selected by a fan vote on Facebook.

Nominations are open now through Jan. 28th for what contest organizers call the "Dark Horse Dunker," an unknown, under-the-radar player whose "hops and creativity belong on the national stage."

How can you get in the game?

  • Nominate a player by posting his highlights to The State Farm College Slam Dunk & Three-Point Contest Facebook page ( by January 28. Send in mix tapes from practice, in-game highlights, or any other video evidence of your player's aerial prowess. You must include a YouTube video for your candidate to be eligible.
  • The dunker must be a senior in 2012-13
  • The top 16 dunkers will square off in a bracket-style voting competition on Facebook starting in February. The winner will be ENTIRELY determined by the fans The winner will compete on ESPN in the State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships, held April 4 in Atlanta, Ga.


Championship Information

NAIA DII Men's Basketball Championship
Sports Rules - Basketball DII (M)