Move over Blake Griffin there is a new guy in town with some awesome dunks! His name is Jacob Tucker, and the video he posted has gone viral, so don’t waste any more time and check out the rest of this story to know more about this cool Illinois College student and see what all the fuss is about.
Whoever came up with White men can’t jump is definitely regretting those words the moment they saw Jacob Tucker, a 5’10” Senior at D-III Illinois College.
This guy is so confident of his 50-inch vertical dunk and dreams about being in the 2011 NCAA dunk contest that he posted a video on Youtube, it was first posted on Thursday night and by Monday it had over 316,196 views, with 2124 likes and 26 dislikes, besides that he started a Facebook group page called “Jacob Tucker to the NCAA Dunk Contest”.
A Carlyle, Illinois native and Carlyle High School graduate, he wears the number 15 on his team’s jersey. His senior year he scored 7.1 rebounds and 14.8 points.
People always are the ones to have the last word and the same in this opportunity where his viewers had some encouraging words, while others.. well they kept their minds on the minute the ball disappears, they said it did twice, at 0:33 and 1:00 I did see the same thing, but I guess that it must have been because Jacob dunked it so hard.
In my own personal and humble opinion I have to say that this young man totally blew my mind, remember Blake’s dunk over a car that made him the NBA dunk contest champion? Well you won’t see a car here but a fellow teammate, which meant a bloody high jump for Tucker, you can see that dunk in his video, but before you go there, I think it is only fair to give this young, future NBA dunk contest contestant recognition because there is zero doubt that if he keeps up the good work and continues practicing he could be a major dunk contest champion.
I was wondering, we have seen amazing dunkers like Nate Robinson, one of the best, some even said Jacob reminded them of Robinson, others think Jordan’s mini me is here, but I think his style reminds me more of Dominique Wilkins, what about you? If you could compare him to one of the great dunk legends who would that be?
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*note** The man in the pictures above is not Jacob Tucker, but he is fantastic, don’t you think??