Updated: Monday, 11 Feb 2013, 5:07 PM EST
Published : Monday, 11 Feb 2013, 5:07 PM EST
FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Indiana Tech’s senior guard Antonio Cannon (Indianapolis, IN/Ancilla) is nominated for the “State Farm Dark Horse Dunker” competition, Intersport announced today.
“State Farm Dark Horse Dunker” nominees are under-the-radar players who have what it takes to compete against the D-I field in Atlanta. The winner will participate in the Denny’s Slam Dunk Competition at the State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships in Atlanta at 7 p.m. ET April 4 on ESPN.
Sixteen dunkers have been selected to compete in the “State Farm Dark Horse Dunker” Facebook bracket, which is a five-week knockout competition. Fans will determine the winner by voting during each round at the official Facebook page ( facebook.com/CollegeSlam ).
Antonio Cannon might be a criminal justice major, but he has zero qualms with attacking the rim. In his submission video, the 5-foot-10 senior redefines the meaning of ‘hang-time,’ floating in the air as he stuffs dunks home.
Cannon is facing-off against LIU Brooklyn’s Jamal Olasewere in round one. Fans can access the bracket, watch video of each dunker, and vote at facebook.com/CollegeSlam starting Monday, Feb. 11 at noon. You will be able to vote one time per day, so it's important Tech fans to share your vote with your friends and help spread the word. The first round will last TWO weeks until Monday, Feb. 25 at 11:59 am CT. At that time, the dunker with more votes in each match-up with move on to the second round.
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 bringing down the house 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 .
For questions about the Facebook competition or the television show, contact Nick Owen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-644-5231.
For more information on Indiana Tech athletics please call the Athletic Office at 260-422-5561 ext. 2492 or visit our website at http://www.indianatech.edu/athletics
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