Jacob Tucker Challenges Blake Griffin
Jacob Tucker of Illinois College is petitioning to be in the 2011 NBA’s Dunk Contest, so in my eyes that means he’s challenging the champion Blake Griffin. Tucker has released a video of him performing various high flying dunks, including some dunks that were performed in this year’s contest. I have to say that the video is pretty damn impressive, especially when you consider he’s only 5 foot 11 inches!!! It’s reported that he has a 50 inch vertical to go with his height.
There’s one problem thou.
In the past you’ve had to be a NBA player to compete in the Dunk Contest and it’s highly unlikely Tucker will even get a workout from a team. Tucker is a senior at Illinois, so he would be eligible. Too bad, that’s Illinois College not University. He is his teams second leading scorer with 14.8 points per game, 7.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists.
Those are not numbers that will get him into the league, which means those are numbers that won’t get him into the 2011 NBA Dunk Contest. Only way that will happen if he gets this video viral and all the NBA fans across the world on board.
Take a look. He’s even got a great soundtrack to go with the action.