2017 Dunk Contest Participants Announced

by February 02, 2017
Aaron Gordon

Aaron Gordon didn’t win last year’s Dunk Contest but he and Zach LaVine put on one hell of a show.

Though LaVine decided not to come back this year, Gordon leads the four-player field.

  • Aaron Gordon
  • DeAndre Jordan
  • Glenn Robinson III
  • Derrick Jones Jr.

Jordan’s been one of the League’s most prolific dunkers for his entire career. According to Basketball Reference, Jordan has 1,505 dunks in his career. Jordan leads the League in dunks this year, with 148.

Robinson III is the son of 10-year pro, two-time All-Star and one-time NBA champ Glenn Robinson. GRIII in his third season and second with the Pacers. He’s averaging a career best 6.3 points and has appeared in 46 games, the most in his career. He has 34 throwdowns this season. The 22-year-old showed us during Summer League that he has some bounce.

Derrick Jones Jr. has played only 11 minutes for the Suns this season. He’s played in three games and scored only 3 points. The UNLV product is 19 and 6-7. His D-League highlight tape is bonkers.

The Dunk Contest goes live on Saturday, February 18 on TNT.