Step Right Up, Sonny…

Posted by rtmsf on April 3rd, 2008

You’re a senior who can dunk or shoot threes? You didn’t make the Final Four? Step on up to the annual NCAA 3-point and Dunk Contest (ESPN, 9pm EDT), the place where, for most of you, it’ll be the last time we ever see your face on tv.

We can’t wait to see what Deron Washington does with his attempt. We’re quite sure that if there was a kid wearing a UNC jersey stationed underneath the basket, he’d take off from halfcourt and tomahawk on his head… sorta like this:

Or maybe like this:

Here are your worthy contestants:


Chris Lofton, Tennessee
Drew Neitzel, Mich St
A.J. Graves, Butler (predicted winner)
Shan Foster, Vanderbilt
Derrick Low, Wash St
Jamar Butler, Ohio State
Brian Roberts, Dayton
Jaycee Carroll, Utah St


James Gist, Maryland
JR Giddens, New Mexico
Deron Washington, Virgina Tech (predicted winner)
Patrick Ewing Jr., Georgetown
Brian Randle, Illinois
Will Billard, Texas A&M-Corpus Cristi
Sonny Weems, Arkansas

This event has produced one of the greatest dunks we’ve ever seen – two hands from the foul line. Cue up James White, 2006.

Let’s hope nobody gets hurt out there tonight. The NBDL doesn’t pay all that much, you know.

Update: Um, yeah, we meant Sonny as in Sonny Weems, the 2008 slam dunk champion! See the winning dunk below:

A late addition to the 3-point contest, Lasalle’s Darnell Harris, won that competition.

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