What if the Big Ten had a dunk contest?

The NBA recently announced six contestants who will be competing in the 2014 Slam Dunk contest during NBA All Star weekend. That got us thinking about if the Big Ten had a dunk contest. Who are some of the top dunkers in the Big Ten this year? Here is a breakdown of the six Big Ten players I would want to see in a dunk contest.

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1. Sam Thompson, Ohio State

2. Austin Hollins, Minnesota

3. Rayvonte Rice, Illinois

4. Adreian Payne, Michigan State

5. Troy Williams, Indiana

6. Glenn Robinson III (Michigan)

Honorable Mention: Basil Smotherman (Purdue), Nik Stauskas (Michigan), Terran Petteway (Nebraska), Branden Dawson (Michigan State), Sam Dekker (Wisconsin)

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Hayden on 2/7/2014 @ 6:08pm EDT Said:

I have watch all of these but honestly I am more impressed with this…

Mike Gesicki, Penn State. Tight End.
Alley Oop slam Dunk

B1Gfan MI on 2/7/2014 @ 6:38pm EDT Said:

No! Not neccessary.

IllMan53 on 2/8/2014 @ 1:46am EDT Said:

Instead of Ray Rice from Illinois, you should have Joe Bertrand in there. Rice may score more but Bertrand is off the charts athletically and at Illini Madness EASILY bested Rice in the dunk contest. Rice is an off two feet leaper only. Off one? Not much lift at all.

jameson on 2/9/2014 @ 7:08pm EDT Said:

Gabe Olaseni from Iowa….how is he not on here? Watch Iowa’s pre season dunk contest they had in practice on you tube

Jason from IC on 2/9/2014 @ 11:26pm EDT Said:

Ummm, need I say More

Stratohawk on 2/10/2014 @ 8:58am EDT Said:

^ Yep, Gabe Olaseni needs to be in any Big Ten contest period. Hawk fans know that “British Airways” would have a good chance of winning a Big Ten dunk Contest. Also Aaron White and Mel Basabe could at least be honorable mentions.

Mike on 2/10/2014 @ 9:22am EDT Said:

Branden Dawson didn’t even make the list. Means nothing