Voting Open For Mitchell Watt in College Slam Dunk Championship
CHICAGO – University at Buffalo senior forward Mitchell Watt is nominated for the "Dark Horse Dunker" competition, Intersport announced today. "Dark Horse Dunker" nominees are under-the-radar players who have what it takes to compete against the field in New Orleans. The winner will participate in the Denny's Slam Dunk Competition at the State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships in New Orleans March 29 on ESPN. Sixteen dunkers have been selected to compete in the "Dark Horse Dunker" Facebook bracket which is a four-week knockout competition. Fans will determine the winner by voting during each round at the official Facebook page (Facebook.com/collegeslam).
Michael Watt is a 6'10" high-flyer who towers above defenders even while standing with both feet on the ground. He has insane hops and is a threat to win any slam dunk competition. Watt is facing-off against Martin Methodist's 5'10" James Justice in round one – Watt has a sizeable height advantage, but Justice's 50" vertical leap evens the field. To watch Watt and Justice in action and to vote for them or any of the other competitors visit (Facebook.com/collegeslam). Voting for round one ends Monday, Feb. 13.
Last year, Jacob Tucker from Illinois College won the voting to join the 2011 State Farm Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships. Not only were his dunks impressive enough to get him into the event, he also won the Denny's Slam Dunk Competition and is now a member of the Harlem Globetrotters. To view Tucker's classic slams visit http://bit.ly/i80vU0.
For questions about the Facebook competition or the ESPN show, contact Nick Owen at email@example.com or 312-644-5231.
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