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Bledsoe, Faried to compete in NBA slam dunk competition

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The 2013 Sprite Slam Dunk will feature six dunkers competing in a two-round competition as part of State Farm All-Star Saturday Night.

There will be a Kentucky flavor to the night. The Western Conference will be represented by the 2012 Sprite Slam Dunk champion Jeremy Evans of the Utah Jazz along with the Los Angeles Clippers' Eric Bledsoe and Denver Nuggets' Kenneth Faried.

The Eastern Conference lineup will include the Indiana Pacers' Gerald Green, Toronto Raptors' Terrence Ross and New York Knicks' James White.

Bledsoe is in his third season out of Kentucky. While listed at 6-foot-one, Bledsoe is known for his leaping ability. He's averaging nearly 10 points per game.

Faried is a former Morehead State All-American and the NCAA's all-time leader in rebounds. In his second season with Denver, Faried is averaging 12 points and 9.7 rebounds.


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