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EKU's Lewis a finalist for Dark Horse Dunker of the Year


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - EKU'S Marcus Lewis plays his game above the rim, and next month the Colonels senior could have a shot at proving he's one of the best dunkers in the country.

"You see the dunks that took place in the NBA dunk contest, you know those are just do overs of what Marcus has already done," said EKU Head Coach Jeff Neubauer.

Lewis is one of eight finalist for the Dark Horse Dunker of the year. A competition among dunkers from mid-major schools. The winner is determined by fan voting and will have a shot at competing against the best Division One dunkers at the Final Four in Dallas.

"It's very exciting for Marcus and for our team, you know we'd love to see him get there and do well.

For Lewis, dunking isn't just for show. It's a part of his game and something he's been doing for quite some time.

"I've been doing it for a long time," said Lewis. "You know the first time I dunked was when I was in eighth grade, so I've incorporated it into my game because people can only block you as high as the rim is so if you can put it in the rim, it's really hard to defend. And it's fun to do cause a lot of people can't do it."

His leaping ability has even gained him national attention on ESPN

"It was just exciting for a lot of people to know me and see me on national TV and stuff like that so I got a lot of phone calls and a lot of messages and stuff like that so it was really good to have the spotlight for a couple of days."

Now now this high flyers needs a lift from his fans to send him to the Final Four

"It would be a great experience going down there so if you guys can vote every day that would be great."

*To VOTE for Marcus, visit Dark Horse College Slam on Facebook.


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