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Kyisean Reed Advances to 'Dunker Competition' Quarterfinals

Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013

Aggie basketball player Kyisean Reed dunking the ball
Utah State's Kyisean Reed advanced to the quarterfinals of the "State Farm Dark Horse Dunker" competition. (photo from Athletics website)

Utah State's [University] Kyisean Reed advanced to the quarterfinals of the "State Farm Dark Horse Dunker" competition, Intersport announced Monday [Feb. 25, 2013]. "State Farm Dark Horse Dunker" nominees are under-the-radar players who have what it takes to compete against the D-I field in Atlanta.


The winner will participate in the Denny's Slam Dunk Competition at the State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships in Atlanta at 7 p.m. ET April 4 on ESPN. Sixteen dunkers began the competition and eight remain in the "State Farm Dark Horse Dunker" Facebook bracket, which is a five-week knockout competition.


Fans will determine the winner by voting during each round at the official Facebook page.


Reed moves on to face off against Elizabeth City State's Angelo Sharpless in the quarterfinals.


Watch Reed and Sharpless in action and vote for them or any of the other competitors at Facebook. Voting for the quarterfinals ends Monday, March 4.


Ultimately, the dunker left standing at the end of the competition on March 18 will be invited to Atlanta Final Four weekend for the College Slam Dunk contest on ESPN.


Reed is out for the season with a knee injury sustained on Jan. 17.



Watch Reed's Nomination Highlight Video


Additional Aggie sports news is available at the Athletics website.


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