VOTING DAY: First round of AJC Slam Dunk Contest

It’s time for one of our biggest events of the year — the AJC Slam Dunk Contest. Here’s a sneak peak and then read below for more info on the voting process …

Let me tell you this … We’ve been honored to have a lot of great participants in past years, including schoolboy legend Derrick Favors. However, I think it’s safe to say we’ve never had this much overall talent in the AJC Slam Dunk Contest. You’ve got many of the nation’s top college basketball prospects, including:

  • Shaq Goodwin, Southwest DeKalb
  • Shaquille Johnson, Milton (committed to Auburn)
  • Brandon Morris, Miller Grove
  • Kevin Ware, Rockdale County, (signed with Tennessee)
  • Algie Key, Columbia
  • Matt Citron, Woodward Academy
  • Kenneth Gaines, Whitefield Academy
  • Corey Perkins, South Atlanta
  • Corey Heyward, Peachtree Ridge
  • Roger Perkins, Campbell

Here are the details of the 2011 AJC Slam Dunk Contest: (1) You can vote once per hour, (2) voting ends at MIDNIGHT on Friday, Feb. 18, and (3) you need to click on this link to both see the dunks and vote … The top 8 of 10 will move on to Round 2 next week.

Again, to vote, click on this link

26 comments Add your comment

Andre

February 14th, 2011
7:28 am

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Andre

February 14th, 2011
7:28 am

How did that happen? My vote goes to the kid from South Atlanta, that type of dunk always impresses me.

What happens to the rest

February 14th, 2011
8:00 am

Nick Marshall had 6 slams recently in one game including another nasty windmill that brought down the house. Although this contest is for the Metro Atlanta area, it will be nice to see how the rest of the state is doing. Can’t wait until tournament time…

Joe

February 14th, 2011
8:14 am

Nick Marshall, just fast forward to the 1:16 mark:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HBFXBPeTbY&feature=related

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February 14th, 2011
9:37 am

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burrr

February 14th, 2011
11:26 am

most impressive are al key, shaq johnson (of course) shaq goodwin. Corey is my boy but idk if he even made his dunk, and why the kid from woodward has 40+ votes already i have no clue.

GT fan

February 14th, 2011
11:57 am

They all look good..maybe when Hewitts gone we might get a couple.

dammm_dunk

February 14th, 2011
2:15 pm

@burrr Citron’s dunk is better than al keys! stop hatin bruh

CARTAVIOUS DAWSON

February 14th, 2011
2:59 pm

COREY PERKINS THATS WATS UP BRA.

JOnathan Stroud

February 14th, 2011
4:08 pm

My boy Corey doing it…hell yea we goin to win State this year ……..

just sayin

February 14th, 2011
4:17 pm

South Atlanta is rated #1 in AA with 1 loss and 1 loss in the region. GAC is rated #2 in AA with 6 losses, to Milton, a several other 5A level schools. No losses in the region. GAC smashed South Atlanta in region play. Yet South Atlanta is rated higher. Funny stuff.

FromtheBARstool

February 14th, 2011
6:21 pm

Dunking is a joke part of the GAME and is bad on the body. It looks fun but is really hurting the players.

fun event

February 14th, 2011
7:02 pm

What a great online event….good job AJC…this is FUN. The boys are fantastic….what a neat social media experience.

burrr

February 14th, 2011
9:44 pm

@damm_dunk i never said his dunk was weak even though it was, he took off from kind of far, maybe 2 steps inside free throw line but people laying on the floor added nothing to the dunk, im saying jumping over 3 people 6ft+ is atleast deserving of half the votes that citron got for jumping kind of far.

NYCity boy

February 14th, 2011
10:22 pm

Citron’s dunk is sick as in Grady ICU! It is a page out of Dr. Js play book.

bballcoach2231

February 14th, 2011
10:23 pm

Kenneth Gaines is the real deal

FCHSTiger

February 14th, 2011
10:43 pm

Kevin Ware has had more impressive dunks in games. I was expecting a LOT more out of him.

just SHOOT me

February 15th, 2011
10:12 am

These guys are good and all, but Greg Glover out of Cherokee High is the real deal. I mean this guy has hops. Reminds me of a white Shawn Kemp. His pointguard, Sammy Summers, can throw some nasty alley-oops. Check them out on you tube.

sportsfan01

February 15th, 2011
11:42 am

@ Just Sayin… yeah it is funny how GAC beat S. Atlanta… Especially when S. Atlanta beat Buford by almost 20 pts and the two times GAC played Buford they just barely won… We will soon see just how strong the two teams really are, that’s what region and playoff tournaments are for… I think it will be a different game if GAC plays S. Atlanta again… I don’t know “just sayin” LOL… to anybody else reading this comment what do you think? Oh and back to the subject at hand the Heyward kid had a nice dunk, so did Perkins, another good one was the kid from SWD he’s got some ups, and stop hatin on Citron he got a lil hangtime. The wow factor for me is Heyward’s dunk, he’s barely 6 ft and dunking like that…everybody else is 6′5 or taller.

Lester Miles

February 15th, 2011
4:01 pm

Who really cares about this junk? Talk some sports Michael. This is a popularity contest..Get it over with soon. BORING Have a great day.

Cheating

February 15th, 2011
10:18 pm

Algie Key got 1,000 votes in less than 3 hours this morning. Ya’ll wanna talk about some “just put the dunk up there and get your friends to vote for it”… Oh and after he his 1,400 at noon he only got 7 votes since then… talk about a joke. hey lets not cheat over there at columbia.

hate on dem CHS EAgles

February 16th, 2011
8:46 am

bruh dem cololumbia boyz be cheating all time dey waz supposed to lose to Woodward. When Arlon Harper had 29 in the first half. Bump dem Colomubia Eagles

Imani

February 16th, 2011
9:59 am

My husband Corey Perkins was the best.!!! GO COREY!

peanut

February 17th, 2011
1:57 pm

corey perkins go win

Noonie

February 17th, 2011
5:38 pm

I SAY COREY PERKINS DUH…NOT JUST CAUSE HE FROM SOUTH ATLANTA..BUT HIS DUNK WAS CLEARLY THE BEST….THE OTHERS WASNT EVEN MAJOR! ….. GO HORNETS!!!

Ms. Woe

February 18th, 2011
5:45 pm

Go Brandon Morris!! wooo go Wolverines!