It wasn’t too long ago that I first saw a video of Jacob Tucker, a senior at Illinois College in Jacksonville, IL dunking the basketball in his college gym. It was like watching retro video of Spud Webb. Except it’s 2011 and Jacob Tucker is a 5’11” white guy jumping out of his shoes. Jacob Tucker sports a 50″ running vertical leap and you can see all that jumping skill in the video below.
The video was made to try and get Jacob into the college dunk contest. He successfully garnered a spot in the line-up and he used that opportunity to win the contest this evening.
Let’s hope he can be the start of a Cinderella story weekend that will see Butler University men’s basketball team return to the NCAA Championship and hopefully face my Kentucky Wildcats. Not sure I can decide who I want to win more though.