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Eastern Kentucky University’s Marcus Lewis, who has wowed college basketball fans with spectacular dunks at EKU, has earned a spot in the 2014 State Farm Dark Horse Dunker Facebook competition. The winner of the Facebook contest will compete at the State Farm College Slam Dunk Championship held in Dallas during the 2014 NCAA Final Four basketball tournament.
Fans will determine the winner by voting daily on Facebook throughout the five-week competition. The State Farm Dark Horse Dunker competition is a bracket-style elimination competition. Dunkers in a 16-player field are matched with a competitor in each round of competition. The dunker with the most votes during each round moves on to the next round. The winner will compete against college basketball’s stars in the Slam Dunk Championship on April 3.
Lewis, a 6-foot-4 guard from Streamwood, Ill., native has left Colonel fans in awe with his spectacular dunks during his two seasons in maroon and white. His alley-oop dunk last season at Southeast Missouri climbed to No. 3 on ESPN’s SportsCenter Top-10 Plays, was a finalist for GEICO Play of the Year and advanced to the finals of the < a href="http://www.HoopsManefesto.com>www.HoopsManefesto.com Dunk of the Year Tournament. Click here for Lewis’ Dark Horse Dunker competition video.
Round one voting is open for two weeks beginning Feb. 10 and features eight head-to-head match-ups. Winners will be announced Feb. 24 when round two opens. Voting for round two, the semi-finals, and the finals will be open one week each. The champion will be announced March 17 and compete in Dallas on April 3. Fans can view a video of each dunker and cast their vote at www.Facebook.com/CollegeSlam.
The State Farm Dark Horse Dunker competition and the State Farm College Slam Dunk and 3-Point Championships are produced by Intersport. To cast a vote for Lewis, visit www.Facebook.com/CollegeSlam.
From EKU Athletics