So ends the ballad of short white guy. Jacob Tucker captured our hearts, with his average height and above-average ability to jump and slam a basketball through a rim. And these were legitimately good dunks — no affirmative action here. But if you're wondering why such an athlete would be stuck in Division III, and…
Jacob Tucker's strategy of putting his dunk reel on YouTube has paid off, with two million views and the attention of the NCAA. But the 5'11" Tucker ("probably 5'10½"," he says) will need to take down one more small-school dunker to get into the contest.
Jacob Tucker, a senior guard for the (DIII) Illinois College Blueboys, is 5'11" and can jump really high. He's put together a highlight reel and Facebook group arguing he's worthy of inclusion in next month's college slam dunk contest. That's moxie, kid.