Jacob Tucker wins NCAA slam dunk contest (Video)

Illinois College's 5'10" Guard, Jacob Tucker, Wins the NCAA Slam Dunk Contest

Earlier this month, Jacob Tucker's dunking audition video went viral.

The audition worked: The 5'10" guard has won the 23rd college basketball dunking championship.

The smallest guy in the competition - going against a slew of Division 1 players - scored a perfect 50 in the first round with an amazing through-the-legs dunk (one that he showcased in his audition YouTube video).

NBA legend Karl Malone was among the judges' wowed by the diminutive dunker.

Tucker also caught a pass off the side of the backboard and threw one down, then culminated his performance by soaring over a ball-boy and nailing a crowd-pleasing reverse dunk.

"It's unbelievable," he said after winning the championship.

  • Stephen Smith

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