The contestants for the April 12th WBCB Sunshine Foundation Dunk Contest have been set. The four participants are as follows:
- Shemar Robinson, Ewing
- Khalif Battle, Trenton Catholic Academy
- Reggie James, Trenton Central
- Cartier Bowman, Notre Dame
A do-it-all type of player. Robinson isn’t entirely notorious for his dunking ability, however the senior’s athleticism is unmatched throughout Mercer County. Robinson’s unique skill set will be on full display as the combo guard is in both the 3-point and dunk contest.
Expect Robinson to pull various unseen tricks out during the dunk contest.
Battle’s leaping ability plays a large factor into junior racking up several offers from top division I programs. Battle can throw it down with both force and finesse.
The junior’s 39″ vertical and variety of tricks will make him one of the favorites to win the contest.
James won the WBCB Sports Network 2017-2018 dunk of the year. He’s arguably the most powerful dunker in the contest.
When asked by our station’s videographer, Daniel Rosenthal, for videos of him dunking, James refused for purposes of keeping matters a surprise for the contest.
The best dunk James hasn’t kept a secret is below.
Bowman has the most natural leaping ability in the contest. The senior can dunk from the free-throw line, and over defenders (see below).
Bowman posses all the tools that make for a great dunker: leaping ability, tricks, athleticism, and power. Watch the video below and revel at the wide variety of dunks Bowman is capable of.
A dunk contest champion will be crowned on April 12th at Trenton Catholic Academy. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. Admittance is $5, and all proceeds go towards the Mercer County Dreamlift program.