Jacob Tucker: Kid From Illinois College Is Slam Dunk Phenom

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The Post-Dispatch today has a nice profile on Jacob Tucker, a student at the Division III school of Illinois College who recently won the NCAA's slam dunk contest.

Here's a video that the five-foot-eleven-inch Tucker and his friends made that got over four million YouTube views and earned him an invite to compete in the NCAA dunk competition at the Final Four. Kid claims he can jump 50 inches into the air.


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