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5-10 NAIA Player Wins Dunk Contest

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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.

[College Basketball Talk]

 
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