Men's Basketball

Vote for TSU’s Devocio Butler in Dark Horse Dunker competition

CHICAGO – Intersport, producers of the State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships announced that first-round voting for the 2019 “Dark Horse Dunker” competition begins today at noon, CST. Texas Southern’s Devocio Butler is one of 16 players vying for a spot to compete in the Great Clips College Slam Dunk Championship.
 
Fans will determine the winner by voting daily at DarkHorseDunker.com throughout the four-week competition. Video highlight reels of each competitor on the website will help fans determine their choice in a bracket-style competition on DarkHorseDunker.com.
 
Fans will be limited to one (1) vote per device per calendar day for each head-to-head bracket matchup.
 
The athlete with the most votes in each matchup will move on to the next round. Voting begins Feb. 19 at Noon CT and concludes March 22 at Noon CT. The schedule for each voting round will go as follows:
 
•Round One: Feb. 19 at Noon CT through Feb. 26 at Noon CT (16 Players)
•Quarterfinals: Feb. 27 at Noon CT through March 6 at Noon CT (8 Players)
•Semifinals: March 7 at Noon CT through March 14 at Noon CT (4 Players)
•Finals: March 15 at Noon CT through March 22 at Noon CT (2 Players)
 
The player that ultimately receives the most votes in the final round will be selected to compete in the State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships, an event featuring some of the best college dunkers and 3-point shooters in the country. The 2019 State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships will air live on ESPN during college championship weekend in Minneapolis at 8 p.m. CT on April 4.
 
Previous State Farm “Dark Horse Dunker” winners include Max Pearce (Purchase College) in 2018, Antonius Cleveland (Southeast Missouri State) in 2017, Yunio Barrueta (Barry University) in 2016, Davene Carter (Tarleton State) and Antjuan Ball (West Texas A&M) in 2015, Marcus Lewis (Eastern Kentucky) in 2014, Corey Law (High Point) in 2013, James Justice (Martin Methodist College) in 2012, and Jacob Tucker (Illinois College) in 2011. Lewis, Justice and Tucker all went on to win the College Slam Dunk Championship.
               
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Courtesy: TSUSports.com

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