The Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo and Orlando Magic’s Victor Oladipo have committed to participating in the All-Star Weekend Slam Dunk contest, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Brooklyn Nets center Mason Plumlee will be a part of the competition too, sources told Yahoo Sports. The dunk contest is set as the final event of All-Star Saturday night on Feb. 14 at the Barclays Center in New York. Another strong possibility to join the field is Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Zach LaVine, league sources told Yahoo.
The All-Star game is Feb. 15 at Madison Square Garden. Antetokounmpo and Oladipo have emerged as the two most dynamic players from the 2013 draft class and separated themselves with their ability to play above the rim.
Antetokounmpo, known as the “Greek Freak,” is 6-foot-11 with long arms and massive hands, and has built a cult following for the Elastic Man quality to his dunks. Oladipo has been fast developing as a star for the Magic, and LaVine, 19, has a 44-inch vertical leap.
Plumlee high-jumped 6-8 in high school and was the runner-up in the McDonald’s High School All-American game dunk contest.