March 1, 2011
CHICAGO - University of Tennessee guard Scotty Hopson's monster dunk against South Carolina on February 16 was selected as a 2011 Papa John's Dunk of the Year nominee, announced today by sports television production and event marketing company Intersport. The Papa John's Dunk of the Year is wholly determined by fan voting and will be announced on a one-hour "Papa John's Dunks of the Year" special airing on CBS April 3 at 3:30 p.m. ET.
Each week for the past eight weeks, four incredible college dunk videos have been released at the Dunks of the Year fan page on Facebook (www.facebook.com/dunksoftheyear). The top weekly vote-getters proceed to the Finals, which tip off March 7. The CBS special will highlight the eight finalists and reveal the 2011 Papa John's Dunk of the Year.
Hopson's dunk - a vicious throwdown over Gamecocks freshman guard Brian Richardson - is competing against three other dunkers in week eight, including North Carolina's Harrison Barnes, Utah State's Brady Jardine, and Louisville's Peyton Siva.
To support Hopson, fans can vote once a day and share their vote with their Facebook friends. Week eight voting opened today and ends Sunday, March 6 at 11:59 p.m. ET.