KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Southwestern Christian University basketball star Tyler Inman showcased his great athleticism winning the NAIA-NABC slam-dunk contest Saturday afternoon at Municipal Auditorium. The Slam Dunk Contest was the first of its kind and held in conjunction with the NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament which concludes this week.
Inman, a 6-5 senior from Savanna, Okla., beat out three other contestants, including Mitchell Wiggins Jr. of Southeastern (Fla.), the older brother of Wichita State's Nick and Kansas' Andrew Wiggins.
Inman scored a perfect 50 on his final dunk, which was an off the bounce alley oop from the free throw line that brought the crowd to its feet.
“I had no idea what I was going to do during the competition even the minutes leading up to it,” Inman said. “Thanks to God I completed my dunks and am really thankful for the opportunity to participate. “
Inman’s invite to the competition came through the efforts of SCU men’s basketball coach Quinn Woolridge. The coach said he is now working with officials with the NABC to get Inman and invite to the NCAA Dunk Contest that will be held Friday, April 4 at Dallas Cowboys Stadium, prior to the Final 4 matchups.
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Wed, March 26, 2014
by Justin Tinder