Sean Merriman, web editor, February 7, 2014

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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