Saturday, March 26, 2011

Peyton Siva Selected as Papa John's Dunk of the Year Nominee Finalists featured and winner revealed on CBS on April 3.

Feb. 28, 2011


CHICAGO - University of Louisville guard Peyton Siva's smooth 360 dunk against Connecticut on Feb. 18 was selected as a 2011 Papa John's Dunk of the Year nominee, announced today by sports television production and event marketing company Intersport.

The Papa John's Dunk of the Year is wholly determined by fan voting and will be announced on a one-hour "Papa John's Dunks of the Year" special airing on CBS April 3 at 3:30 p.m. ET.

Each week for the past eight weeks, four incredible college dunk videos have been released at the Dunks of the Year fan page on Facebook. The top weekly vote-getters proceed to the Finals, which tip off March 7. The CBS special will highlight the eight finalists and reveal the 2011 Papa John's Dunk of the Year.

Siva's 360 dunk is competing against three other dunkers in week eight - North Carolina's Harrison Barnes, Tennessee's Scotty Hopson and Utah State's Brady Jardine. If Siva wins, he'll join teammate Kyle Kuric in the Finals, who won fan voting in week six to become one of eight finalists for the 2011 Papa John's Dunk of the Year.

To support Siva, fans can vote once a day and share their vote with their Facebook friends. Week eight voting opened today and ends Sunday, March 6, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Winners - and therefore 2011 Papa John's Dunk of the Year finalists - from the first seven weeks of voting are below:

Shay Shine, High Point University
Jermaine Mallett, Missouri State University
Jared Cunningham, Oregon State University
Travis Releford, University of Kansas
Kyle Kuric, University of Louisville
Will Sheehey, Indiana University
Terrence Jones, University of Kentucky

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