Men's Basketball

    Pritchard Selected as Dunk of the Year Nominee

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    Tom Pritchard
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    Feb. 14, 2011

    CHICAGO - Indiana University forward Tom Pritchard's put-back jam against Minnesota on Feb. 2, 2011 was selected as a 2011 Dunk of the Year nominee, announced today by sports television production and event marketing company Intersport. The 2011 Dunk of the Year is wholly determined by fan voting and will be announced on a one-hour "Dunks of the Year" special airing on CBS April 3 at 3:30 p.m. ET.

    Each week for eight weeks, four incredible college dunk videos are released at the Dunks of the Year fan page on Facebook ( The top weekly vote-getters proceed to the Finals, which tip off March 7, and are highlighted within the CBS special.

    Pritchard's dunk - in which he came out of nowhere, grabbed the ball in mid-air and dunked over a helpless 6'11" Ralph Sampson III - is competing against three other dunkers in week six, including Louisville's Kyle Kuric, Memphis' D.J. Stephens, and Vanderbilt's Jeffery Taylor.

    To support Pritchard, fans can vote once a day and share their vote with their Facebook friends. Week six voting opened today and ends Sunday, February 20 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

    Winners - and therefore 2011 Dunk of the Year finalists - from the first five weeks of voting include:
    Shay Shine - High Point University
    Jermaine Mallettt - Missouri State University
    Jared Cunningham - Oregon State University
    Terrence Jones - University of Kentucky
    Travis Releford - University of Kansas

    About Intersport
    For 25 years, Intersport has been an award-winning innovator and leader in the creation of sports and entertainment based marketing platforms. Intersport provides turnkey solutions for global brands combining three award-winning divisions: Sponsorship & Event Marketing, Television Programming & Production and Digital Production & Strategy. Intersport is headquartered in Chicago.



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