One year after Illinois College’s Jacob Tucker dropped jaws, Martin Methodist College’s James Justice did the same en route to the College Slam Dunk contest title.
The 5-foot-10 guard – a height ESPN announcers admitted could be closer to 5-foot-7 – from the NAIA school in Pulaski, TN, has a 52-inch vertical leap. He bested Auburn’s Kenny Gabriel for the championship. Miami’s DeQuan Jones and Clemson’s Bryan Narcisse also were close competitors.
Justice only was able to compete thanks to a wild-card entry, which he secured from online voting. This video is what was submitted by his school – and let’s just say the man can jam.
The winning dunk was a self-lob that he let bounce and then put between his legs before flushing with the left hand.
We have a suggestion: Let the winner of the increasingly spicy college contest enter the NBA event, which obviously needs a lift.