The D-League announced their participants for Dream Factory Friday Night this afternoon.
As expected, it's probably going to be awesome, and once again, better than the NBA's.
Contestants for the dunk contest include:
- Tony Danridge is the reigning champion of the NCAA Slam Dunk Contest and current Albuquerque Thunderbird.
- Deron Washington of the Tulsa 66ers is a former Pistons 2nd-round pick and prolific practice dunker.
Current Boston Celtic and former Maine Red Claw Bill Walker's dunks make Brian Scalabrine do weird things .
- Dar Tucker must have a good agent, because I would've rather seen Joe Alexander or Raymond Sykes or even former LA D-Fender Sun Yue throw it down. Still, the Chucker can dunk.
For the 3-point shootout, Chris Alpert apparently showed his bias and didn't choose Ryan Forehan-Kelly. He did choose the following ballers (if he chooses these guys, I don't know, but gpralph apparently believes he does, so we'll go with it):
- Blake Ahearn, reigning D-League 3-point champion and current Bakersfield Jam 2-guard.
- Former Jazz first round pick and current D-League leading scorer Morris Almond has always been a clutch shooter, so his selection makes sense.
- Rob Kurz has the greatest 3-point highlight montage ever set to a Macho Man Randy Savage diss track, so obviously he made it.
- Andre Ingram has hit the second most 3's in the D-League this season (behind Desmon Farmer), but he's cooled off considerably over the past month or so. I think I would've put Cecil Brown in his place. Or Chad Toppert. Or Moses Ehambe.