On Thursday night, Adreian Payne won hearts, even if he didn’t win the College Slam-Dunk Contest.
The Michigan State star came up with a delivery that was:
1) Poignant. It began when Lacey Holsworth, the little Spartans fan who is battling cancer, touched the ball for luck. Payne and Holsworth bonded earlier this season and she has been Payne’s and the Spartans’ biggest fan.
Everyone watch my Adreian bring the Payne @CollegeSLAM dunk contest!!! Fly high SUPERMAN!💪💪💪💪💪😘😘😉— Princess Lacey (@adorablelacey) April 3, 2014
2) Well-executed. His 360 dunk was powerful and perfect.
3) Hilarious. Afterward, he used the ball to bowl everyone over.
Payne finished third with Eastern Kentucky’s Marcus Lewis taking the prize.
Thanks everyone even tho I did not win you all was/is great, and I had fun..— Adreian Payne (@Adreian_Payne) April 4, 2014
Here’s one of the things Lewis did:
H/T For the Win