Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, February 13, 2013

With NBA All-Star weekend festivities kicking off Friday, I thought it would be fun to compile Big Ten 3-point contest and dunk contest participants. I say it every year, and I'll say it again: Somebody needs to make such an event a reality. It would awesome. Anyway, see my participants in this post, plus vote for your champion in both events.

Ben Brust, Wisconsin – 52-130; 40 percent
Gary Harris, Michigan State – 48-110; 44 percent
Jordan Hulls, Indiana – 57-119; 48 percent
Nik Stauskas, Michigan – 61-128; 48 percent
D.J. Richardson, Illinois – 60-176; 34 percent
Christian Watford, Indiana – 41-84; 49 percent
Injury replacement: Adreian Payne, Michigan State – 7-13; 54 percent

My winner: Gary Harris – We've seen Nik Stauskas' impressive outdoor shooting display, but the way Harris is shooting right now, and all the while battling back spasms, he'd be darn near impossible to beat.

Jared Berggren, Wisconsin
D.J. Newbill, Penn State
Victor Oladipo, Indiana
Glenn Robinson III, Michigan
Sam Thompson, Ohio State
Rodney Williams, Minnesota
Injury replacement: Eric May, Iowa

My winner: Sam Thompson – While I still think Rodney Williams is the Big Ten's best dunker, Thompson seems to boast a deeper arsenal and a little more creativity.

Need to see the contestants' dunks before making your choice? Here you go:




Robinson III




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