LOS ANGELES, Feb. 18, 2011 – Dar Tucker (New Mexico Thunderbirds), Booker Woodfox (Texas Legends) and the NBA D-League Haier Shooting Stars team of Shane Edwards (New Mexico Thunderbirds), Orien Greene (Utah Flash) and Jeremy Wise (Bakersfield Jam) were victorious at NBA Development League Dream Factory Friday Night presented by Haier at Center Court at NBA Jam Session presented by adidas.
Tucker won the Slam Dunk Contest for the second year in a row, Woodfox won his second Three-Point Shooting Contest this season and Edwards, Greene and Wise took the second-annual NBA D-League Haier Shooting Stars competition at the fourth-annual NBA D-League Dream Factory Friday Night presented by Haier, an innovative skills competition modeled after the popular NBA All-Star Saturday Night presented by State Farm.
The first repeat NBA D-League All-Star Slam Dunk Champion, Tucker put a twist on the dunk that helped him win last season in Dallas, when he dunked over 7-footer Brian Butch. This time, Tucker (6-4) took a pass from Bakersfield’s Jeremy Wise while dunking over his teammate, New Mexico’s 6-foot-7 forward Shane Edwards. Tucker edged Chris Johnson (Dakota Wizards) with a final-round score of 96-93.
Woodfox, who won the NBA D-League Showcase Three-Point Contest in January, defeated Scottie Reynolds (Springfield Armor), 16-7, in the Three-Point Contest. Woodfox won a shoot-off with Marcus Landry (Reno Bighorns), 20-17, in the first round to advance after the two initially tied with 16.
The NBA D-League Haier Shooting Stars team of Edwards, Greene and Wise won the second-annual Haier Shooting Stars competition over the team of Othyus Jeffers (Iowa Energy), Walker Russell Jr. (Fort Wayne Mad Ants) and DeShawn Sims (Maine Red Claws), completing the six-step shooting competition in 60 seconds in the final round. In the first round, Edwards, Greene and Wise advanced to the final thanks to Greene’s half-court shot, which banked off of the shot-clock and in after just 23 seconds. The shot was initially ruled incomplete, but was eventually overturned.
The NBA D-League action will continue tomorrow with the fifth-annual NBA D-League All-Star Game presented by SonoSite, which will be played at 5 p.m. ET, at Center Court at NBA Jam Session presented by adidas.
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The full NBA D-League Dream Factory Friday Night results are below.
|SLAM DUNK CONTEST|
|Chris Johnson (Dakota Wizards)|| 47-45--92|
|Dar Tucker (New Mexico Thunderbirds) || 50-41--91|
|Derrick Byars (Bakersfield Jam)|| 40-45--85|
|Marqus Blakely (Iowa Energy)|| 40-36--76|
|THREE-POINT SHOOTING CONTEST|
|Scottie Reynolds (Springfield Armor)||17|
|*Booker Woodfox (Texas Legends)||16 (20)|
|Marcus Landry (Reno Bighorns)||16 (17)|
|Andre Ingram (Utah Flash)||13|
|*Won shoot-off (score in parenthesis)|