BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

Johnson selected for dunk contest

Minot State men’s basketball senior forward Samuel Johnson was one of 16 players chosen Monday to compete in the 2014 State Farm Dark Horse Dunker, a bracket-style elimination competition where fans vote for the best dunker.

Johnson is averaging 12.1 points and 6.8 rebounds per game, and has a number of electrifying dunks this season.

“Sam is a high energy player for us,” MSU coach Matt Murken said in a press release. “He has had a very solid senior year both in the classroom and on the court. His ability to get above the rim to finish or rebound has been a part of that success.”

Johnson first-round opponent is Eastern Kentucky’s Marcus Lewis. Fans will determine the winner by voting daily on Facebook. First-round voting is now open and runs through Feb. 24.

– Daily News Staff