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2014 NCAA Slam Dunk Champion Marcus Lewis (And Others) Leaping Into NBA D-League Draft

High-flying Marcus Lewis is one of the latest young guns to enter the 2014 NBA D-League Draft. Here's the scoop on him, as well as some others.

Andy Lyons

Could there be a new high-flyer in town? Will someone be giving Reno Bighorns' guard Rashard James a run for his money?

That may indeed end up being true, as Marcus Lewis of Eastern Kentucky (the 2014 NCAA StateFarm Slam Dunk Contest champion) could be hitting the NBA D-League hardwood at some point. The guard has entered the 2014 NBA D-League Draft.

The athletic leaper is just the latest young gun to sign a D-League contract and gain subsequent eligibility for the draft.

UPDATE: Lewis has since been claimed, and will be spending training camp with the Mad Ants:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/StateFarm">@StateFarm</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/NCAA">@NCAA</a> Slam Dunk Champ RBA&#39;s Marcus Lewis (6&#39;4 185 SG Eastern Kentucky) has been claimed &amp; will attend train camp with <a href="https://twitter.com/TheMadAnts">@TheMadAnts</a></p>&mdash; Brian J. Bass (@bjbass2) <a href="https://twitter.com/bjbass2/status/528213007458127872">October 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Here are some of the other more recent announcements.