Game Night Spotlight: Junior Throwdown

Game Night Spotlight: Junior Throwdown

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Cristy Brusoe
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Four of the Timberwolves tiniest fans were given their opportunity to shine Wednesday night during the halftime portion of the Timberwolves home game.

Future stars in the making; these tiny tikes each grabbed a basketball and prepared for an all-star-esqe dunk attempt.

First up was Qwest, who showed no hesitation and put up a two handed slam. His momentum pushed his body forward as his legs flew behind. Style points were added.

Trayton waited patiently for his turn. After almost losing the ball, Trayton regained a handle on it and spun around in a 360 before dunking the ball into the hoop.

Karl attempted to one up him by following with a 360 dunk of his own using his left hand!

The final contestant in the junior throw down challenge was Matthew. Draped in Edina High School pajama bottoms, Matthew slipped on his first try at the basket. After losing the ball on his 2nd try… the 3rd would be the charm. Matthew kept it simple, putting down a one handed slam.

The competition was fierce and the crowd was to be the judge. With a Treasure Island Timberwolves Prize Pack hanging in the balance, the applause went to Qwest for his stylish two handed slam.

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