Elon’s Blake Selected for MBB Dark Horse Dunker Competition

Posted by Press Release on February 11, 2015 at 1:17 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

CHICAGO – Elon University men’s basketball senior guard Kevin “Air Canada” Blake has been nominated for the 2015 State Farm Dark Horse Dunker competition. Blake is facing-off against Radford’s Javonte Green in the first round, which ends a week from today on Feb. 18. Vote for Kevin here and share the link to vote on Facebook and Twitter, using the hashtag #VoteAirCanada.

The State Farm Dark Horse Dunker is a bracket-style elimination competition that will send one Dark Horse Dunker to the State Farm College Slam Dunk competition on April 2 during Final Four weekend in Indianapolis. Opening round voting is open for one week and features eight head-to-head matchups. Winners will be announced Feb. 18 when Round Two opens. Voting for Round Two, the semi-finals and the finals also will be open one week each. The champion will be announced March 11 at DarkHorseDunker.com and will travel to Indianapolis to compete in the State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships, which airs April 2 live on ESPN.

Fans will determine the winner by voting daily at DarkHorseDunker.com throughout the four-week competition. The 16-player field is stocked with under-the-radar players who possess the power, creativity and hops to compete against college basketball’s stars in the College Slam Dunk Championship.

The Round One matchups are:

• LeShaun Murphy (Auburn University at Montgomery) vs. Jevoni Robinson (Barry University)
• James Sinclair (Western Carolina University) vs. Chrishawn Hopkins (Wright State University)
• Brandon Peters (Talladega College) vs. Deshawn Delaney (University of New Mexico)
• Antjuan Ball (West Texas A&M University) vs. Evan Pannell (College of Wooster)
• John Jordan (Texas A&M – Corpus Christi) vs. Malcolm Miller (College of the Holy Cross)
• Kendall Hargrove (University of Mount Olive) vs. Andrew Smith (Liberty University)
• Javonte Green (Radford University) vs. Kevin Blake (Elon University)
• Davene Carter (Tarleton State University) vs. Jaylon Moore (University of Evansville)

Previous State Farm Dark Horse Dunker winners include Marcus Lewis (Eastern Kentucky University) in 2014, Corey Law (High Point University) in 2013, James Justice (Martin Methodist College) in 2012, and Jacob Tucker (Illinois College) in 2011. Lewis, Justice and Tucker all went on to win the College Slam Dunk Championship.

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