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Terrence Jones highlights field in “Papa Johns Dunk of the Year” Finals

Terrence Jones highlights field in “Papa Johns Dunk of the Year” Finals

Terrence Jones

- photo by Walter Cornett | WildcatWorld.com

University of freshman Terrence Jones' powerful dunk against South Carolina highlights a field of eight impressive dunks vying for the 2011 Papa John's Dunk of the Year, announced today by sports television production and event marketing company Intersport.

The Papa John's Dunk of the Year is wholly determined by fan voting on Facebook (www.facebook.com/dunksoftheyear) and will be announced on CBS, the network home of the Final Four, on Sunday, April 3 at 3:30 p.m. ET.

Jones' dunk joins the following seven dunks in the 2011 Papa John's Dunk of the Year Finals:

Player, School

Jared Cunningham, Oregon State
Scotty Hopson, Tennessee
Kyle Kuric, Louisville
Jermaine Mallett, Missouri State
Travis Releford, Kansas
Will Sheehey, Indiana
Shay Shine, High Point

Papa John's Dunks of the Year, a one-hour CBS special, will highlight all eight finalists, reveal the 2011 Papa John's Dunk of the Year, and explore the greatest dunks and dunkers in college basketball.

Intersport is also the creator of the 23rd Annual College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships (ESPN2, March 31, 7-9 p.m. ET) and the inaugural National High School Slam Dunk 3-Point Championships (CBS, April 3, 4:30-6 p.m. ET) – both held in Houston, TX, the home of the 2011 Final Four.

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On This Day In UK Basketball History

On February 21, 1970, No. 2 Kentucky defeated LSU, 121-105.  Dan Issel scored 51 points, Mike Pratt 27 and Tom Parker 18 as UK outgunned LSU star “Pistol Pete” Maravich’s 64-point performance before 9,000 fans in the John Parker Memorial Coliseum.  This was the ultimate shootout between all-time SEC greats Maravich and Issel.

 

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