Sunday, March 6th, 2011 at 9:00 am  |  35 responses

Video: Is Jacob Tucker the Best Dunker in College?

Despite playing D-III ball at Illinois College, Jacob Tucker hoped to make the 2011 NCAA Dunk Contest. So, he posted this video online? Over 100k views later, what do you think?


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  • http://4point0show.com Wes

    That kid just won the 2011 NBA dunk contest.

  • Adrianc513

    Yeah Im gonna go on record and say He is the Best…

  • http://www.slamonline.com Max

    Who says white men can’t jump? :D

  • http://www.twitter.com/hurstysyd Hursty

    Yeah, put him in the contest.
    Co-sign Wes too.
    If you can get your head level with the rim? Damn.

  • coggie13

    i wonder who will be the first to try and say the hoops aren’t the right height.. kids got bunnies.

  • AT33

    For a 5’11” dude I must say those are some serious dunks!

  • http://klatschendom.wordpress.com/ speedy

    The 360 at 1:30 really impressed me.

  • FatJesus

    daaaamnnnn im not to fond of short people dunking (nate) but this is craaazyyyyy

    word to WES this guy just won the 2011 dunk contest.

  • Homie

    Free Jacob Tucker!

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    CRAZY!!! I’d say some guys like Jared Cunningham, Keion Bell, and Travis Leslie would have something to say about that but boy gets busy. Stupid bunnies. Is Illinois College even an NCAA school? If not would he be able to be in the contest?

  • Yesse

    That 360 eastbay was almost like a 540.

  • lexluther703

    Travis Leslie.

  • http://no jc

    wow! better than most of the nba-dunk contest dunks…and these guys were a little bit taller than tucker ;-)

  • 2KInsider

    He forgot to jump over the front hood of a KIA. LOL

  • Heals

    I’m with Rick that Cunningham kid has not only hops, but slick body control…

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  • David Robinson

    reminds me of this kid on youtube…henry bekkering…only but young man is 5feet 11 inches…second coming of Hook Mitchell, maybe…gets up like him…

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  • rich

    hmm thats not a 50 inch vertical. he does get up though

  • gani

    Wow. Just, wow.

  • Brian

    Started off not too impressive but the more he dunked the more shocked I was at what he was able to do. Shocked not because he’s white but shocked from seeing a guy 5’11 get up like that. 360′s are the hardest dunks to do and he made it look effortless. Only suggestion I have for him is to put more emphasis on the finish. He’s the best dunker in the college game hands down!

  • http://slamonline.com Ugh

    His body control is pretty poor. He’s arms and legs akimbo in most of those dunks. I don’t think he has a 50″ vertical either.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Very impressive…

  • X

    How is someone who’s that great of an athlete not bound for the NBA or overseas at least? His first step must be lethal.

  • Lan

    add a little dance after every dunk. where’s the showmanship?

  • http://twitter.com/i_am_flash Flash

    Sick beat..and uhm, nice hops too. :p

  • http://slamonline.com wink

    everything’s sick..specially those two dunks at :33 & 1:01 where he made the ball disappear after dunking it. the first one he used magic..the 2nd one, he ate it going down after the slam. sick indeed.LOL. . .

  • http://360special.blogspot.com dev0

    my eyes just popped. I was hesitant to believe at first, but this was some serious stuff. When he yams over his buddy at :27 I was sold, that was HUGE. The 360 two-hander at :41 tops Blake’s contest dunk of the same nature. The behind the back, the 360 off side-board, and the massive leap at 1:42 were all contest-winning dunks. A little charisma, creativity, personality and a ‘personal hype man’ and he could contend with the best

  • Love blake but..

    he did a dunk blake failed at.i love bg but damn this kid can fly

  • Tweaks

    360 between the legs…nuff said.

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  • Basketball Mom

    This kid can fly!!! To make the 5’11″ you might have to stretch him with his shoes on!! My son has played with him for the last three years. I have watch him and he is totally amazing!

  • knickfan58

    are the knicks watching? this kid needs to be in the nba.

  • Hussman25

    BRAVO Mr. Tucker…. BRAVO!!!

  • Marker

    He’s not going to the NBA or overseas because he’s not a very good basketball player. Hence D-III Illinois College with very few acolades. He’s a sick dunker though!! He should pursue that somehow!