In a match made in Heaven, Illinois College graduate Jacob Tucker, the 5-11 dunking monster who won the Denny’s College Slam Dunk Contest, was selected by the Harlem Globetrotters as part of the team’s 2011 draft class. He would join a group of rookies that includes the 7-8 Paul Sturgess, the tallest college player ever, two players who also participated in the Denny’s Dunk Contest and 3-point Championships, international soccer star Lionel Messi and 12-year-old prodigy Jordan McCabe.
“It’s definitely an honor because everybody knows who they are and I know all the good things they do besides just playing basketball,” Tucker said in a press release. “I’ve always wanted to be a part of something like that. I just need to look into the details of it before I agree to anything.”
Sweet Lou Dunbar, the Globetrotters’ director of player personnel, said in a press release that the team would plan to pit Tucker against Sturgess in the first practice to see if the dunk champ can climb the man mountain.
“A 5-foot-11 dunking machine against a 7-foot-8 tower of shot blocking has YouTube written all over it,” he said in the release.
What type of dunks do you want to see him try?
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