CHICAGO – Campbell's senior forward Eric Griffin won his round one match in the "Dark Horse Dunker" competition and is in round two, Intersport announced today. "Dark Horse Dunker" nominees are under-the-radar players who have what it takes to compete against the D-I field in New Orleans. The winner will participate in the Denny's Slam Dunk Competition at the State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships in New Orleans March 29 on ESPN. Sixteen dunkers have been selected to compete in the "Dark Horse Dunker" Facebook bracket which is a four-week knockout competition. Fans will determine the winner by voting during each round at the official Facebook page(Facebook.com/collegeslam).
Eric Griffin has incredible leaping ability and can seemingly take off from anywhere on the court. Griffin won his round one match against Keystone College's Steve Hardnett and will face Clemson's Bryan Narcisse. To watch Griffin and Narcisse in action and to vote for them or any of the other competitors visit(Facebook.com/collegeslam). Voting for round two ends Monday, Feb. 20 at 1:00 P.M. ET.
Last year, Jacob Tucker from Illinois College won the voting to join the 2011 State Farm Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships. Not only were his dunks impressive enough to get him into the event, he also won the Denny's Slam Dunk Competition and is now a member of the Harlem Globetrotters. To view Tucker's classic slams visit http://bit.ly/i80vU0.