Men's Basketball

    Dunks of the Year to Air March 26 on ESPN2

    Go Hoosiers! Victor Oladipo
    Go Hoosiers!
    Victor Oladipo
    Go Hoosiers!

    March 25, 2012

    CHICAGO - Dunks of the Year, a one-hour television special, will be televised at 11 p.m. ET on Monday, March 26, on ESPN2. The program will feature in-depth looks at some of college basketball's best rim-rocking slams from the 2011-12 season, as voted on by Facebook fans. The winner of the Dunks of the Year competition will be revealed.

    The show will feature Indiana's Victor Oladipo, who threw down a paralyzing dunk in the face of Kentucky's Darius Miller during the Hoosiers' 73-72 upset of then-No. 1 Kentucky on Dec. 10 in Assembly Hall. Other dunkers featured in the program include Campbell's Eric Griffin, Kentucky's Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Darius Miller, Memphis' D.J. Stephens, Washington's Tony Wroten, Wyoming's Larry Nance Jr. and Xavier's Dez Wells.

    Additional features in the show include:
    • A Tribute to the Dunk - A reflective take on the significance of dunking in the world of sports.
    • My First Dunk - College basketball's top dunkers reminisce about their first dunking experience.
    • Best of the Rest - A look back at the best slams of the season that were not Dunks of the Year nominees.
    • Jam City - An auto-tuned highlight reel of the season's best dunks and broadcast calls courtesy of ESPN's resident mix-master, DJ Steve Porter.

    Interludes from professional dancer Marquese Scott and professional dunker Terry "T-Dub" Cournoyea of Team Flight Brothers will also be featured throughout the show.

    To view the top dunks of the season and learn more about the show, visit .

    For a preview of the show, watch the official trailer at: Mercedes-Benz is a participating sponsor of the program.

    Encore telecasts of Dunks of the Year will take place:
    • Tuesday, March 27 - 4 p.m. ET (ESPNU)
    • Thursday, March 29 - 5 a.m. ET (ESPNU)
    • Friday, March 30 - 12 a.m. ET (ESPN2)
    • Sunday, April 1 - 2 p.m. ET (ESPN2)



    For more information, please contact Jase Roan at or 312-467-8144.

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