With less than 24 hours left for fans to vote, Holy Cross senior Malcolm Miller is locked in a dead-heat with pint-sized Texas A & M Corpus Christi high-flyer John Jordan in the first round of the Dark Horse Dunker competition.
The competition, sponsored by Intersport, producers of the State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships, pits 16 “under-the-radar” dunking extraordinaires head-to-head in an bracket style, single elimination tournament where fan votes determine the winners of each round. The fan-vote winner of the entire tournament will participate in the College Slam Dunk Contest held during this year’s Final Four.
Miller, a 6-foot-7-inch 200-pound human-pogo stick, has been dropping jaws and rattling the Hart Center rafters with monster slam dunks for the past four years, as seen in the video below, produced by the Holy Cross Athletic Department.
Johnson, Miller’s opponent, may have the highest vertical leap of the entire field. With a 38-inch standing vertical leap and a reported 50-inch running vertical leap, the 5’10” guard (and that listing may be a bit generous) plays at eye-level with the rim.
Voting ends at 1 p.m. ET on Wednesday, and with less than 19 and a half hours remaining, Miller and Johnson remain tied, each holding 50 percent of the vote.
Fans can vote here, and with less than half a day remaining and Miller and Johnson still neck and neck, literally every fan vote counts.