Brown Trailing By Two Percent; Vote Now For Spot In Title Round
March 11, 2013
CHICAGO - Senior guard Tyler Brown has a chance to qualify for the championship round of the State Farm Dark Horse Dunker competition. However, with voting ending today at noon CST, and Brown narrowly trailing Stephen F. Austin's Hal Bateman, 51 percent-to-49 percent, he needs as many fan votes as possible to push him through to the finals.
For Brown to advance to the title round of the competition, fans must vote for Brown now at facebook.com/CollegeSlam. Fans are allowed to vote once per day, with the winner of the entire contest participating in the Denny's Slam Dunk Competition at the State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships in Atlanta April 4, at 6 p.m. CST, on ESPN.
Sixteen dunkers were initially selected to compete in the State Farm Dark Horse Dunker Facebook bracket, which is a five-week knockout competition. Brown already won his first two rounds. While he might be known first for his three-point shooting and defense, Brown's dunking abilities are equally impressive. In his submission video, Brown bounces an alley-oop to himself and finishes with a 360-degree dunk.
Two years in a row, the State Farm Dark Horse Dunker moved on to win the entire Denny's Slam Dunk Competition. Last year, James Justice from Martin Methodist College won the 16-player Dark Horse Dunker bracket before winning in New Orleans, while Jacob Tucker of Illinois College was named the 2011 champion. Both dunkers are now members of the Harlem Globetrotters. To view Justice's performance visit http://youtu.be/BS737iP9AzY, while Tucker's classic slams are available at http://bit.ly/i80vU0.
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