This is not an April Fool’s Day prank. Jacob Tucker just finished playing his last game at Division III Illinois College over a month ago, but the senior put together a YouTube video featuring his 50-inch vertical and some sick dunks in hopes of being voted into the college slam dunk contest. It worked.
“It’s unbelievable, just because a lot of these other guys here are D-I players,” Tucker said after the contest. “They’re used to being on the national stage, and this dunk contest, to their schools, didn’t necessarily mean as much. To be able to represent my school on a national stage is a real honor.”
There’s not much hope for a Division III athlete to ply his trade after college, but Tucker found a way. See Tuck’s campaign video and his competition dunks after the jump. Hooray white people! Read the rest of this entry »