Green Bay Phoenix senior guard Keifer Sykes drew high grades in the opening round of the NCAA Slam Dunk competition at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Thursday night, then moved past the semifinals.
The shortest player in the competition now had the attention of the judges as he faced Delta State’s LaQuavius Cotton in the final round.
But Sykes missed all four of his dunk attempts in the final round to finish second in the Dunk Competition.
Marquette’s Matt Carlino wasn’t happy when the PA Announcer forgot to announce him along with the other 3-point participants. Carlino went on to score just 13 points in the opening round, falling to Butler’s Alex Barlow, and making a quick exit from the three-point competition.
Gonzaga’s Kevin Pangos won the mens competition but then bowed out when Portland’s Cassandra Brown (women’s champion) pulled out a 22-21 victory in a man vs. women battle of the champions.