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Jacob Tucker Wins 2011 NCAA Slam Dunk Contest (VIDEO)

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JACOB TUCKER SLAM DUNK CONTEST

It all started when Jacob Tucker, a 5-foot-11 guard at Illinois College (D-III), posted an incredible dunk video on YouTube in an attempt to get voted into the NCAA slam dunk contest.

The senior got his wish and seized the opportunity on Thursday night.

Tucker, the smallest player in the competition, was the only player to earn a 50 in the first round with a ridiculous through-the-legs dunk off the bounce.

In the final round, Tucker missed two attempts at a through-the-legs 360 dunk. But his back-up plan was good enough for the victory.

Tucker jumped over a ball-boy, who was holding the ball over his head, and threw down an amazing reverse dunk.

"It's unbelievable, just because a lot of these other guys here are D-I players," Tucker said after the contest. "They're used to being on the national stage, and this dunk contest, to their schools, didn't necessarily mean as much. To be able to represent my school on a national stage is a real honor."

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