March 23, 2012

Dunks of the Year to re-air on ESPN2 Sunday at 1 pm

Photos from ESPN Shoot at Gore Arena for Dunks of the Year feature

Video from ESPN Shoot at Gore Arena for Dunks of the Year feature

CHICAGO – The full "Dunks of the Year" television special, will be televised at 1 p.m. ET Sunday, Apr. 1, on ESPN2.  An abbreviated version ran on the network on Mar. 26, but was cut short due to time constraints.

The program features 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, as voted on by Facebook fans (facebook.com/DunksOfTheYear), will be revealed in the program.

The show will feature Campbell's Eric Griffin, who threw down an electrifying poster slam in Campbell's Nov. 17 victory over North Carolina A&T.  Other dunkers featured in the program include Indiana's Victor Oladipo, 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:

  • o              A Tribute to the Dunk – A reflective take on the significance of dunking in the world of sports.
  • o              My First Dunk – College basketball's top dunkers reminisce about their first dunking experience.
  • o              Best of the Rest – A look back at the best slams of the season that were not Dunks of the Year nominees.
  • o              JamCity– 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 www.facebook.com/DunksOfTheYear. 

For a preview of the show, watch the official trailer at: bit.ly/GE0rso 

 

Sunday's re-air is in a premiere timeslot (1 pm ET on ESPN2) in the middle of Final Four weekend and will reach a great audience. ESPN has also posted the feature on its ESPN Home Court Facebook page (276,000 fans) and on ESPN.com (http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=7745158).