UNO guard Justin Simmons is one of eight candidates to advance to round two of the 2014 “State Farm Dark Horse Dunker” competition on Monday.
The State Farm Dark Horse Dunker is a bracket-style elimination competition. Voting began Feb. 10 with 16 finalists, Simmons won his round one matchup against Deonte Jones of Texas Wesleyan. Round Two, which began Monday, features four head-to-head matchups and runs one week, for which Simmons will be paired against Brison White of Northwestern State. The champion will be announced March 17 and compete at the 26th annual College Slam Dunk Championship in Dallas on April 3.
Fans can view a video of each dunker and cast their vote at www.facebook.com/collegeslam.
To support Simmons, fans can vote daily on the College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships Facebook page. When posting on social media, fans are also encouraged to use the hashtag #Socks4SlamDunk, a nod to Simmons' nickname on and off the court, “Socks.”