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 (, 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 

For a preview of the show, watch the official trailer at: 


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 (