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Sudbury slam-dunker falls short in Sprite showdown

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Feb 15, 2014 - 4:55 PM |
Sudbury's Jordan Kilganon gets a little closer to the rim than most people would ever dream. The industrial design student at Humber College is a graduate of Ecole Sacré Coeur. Photo by Brianna Bell.

Sudbury's Jordan Kilganon gets a little closer to the rim than most people would ever dream. The industrial design student at Humber College is a graduate of Ecole Sacré Coeur. Photo by Brianna Bell.

Sudbury slam-dunker Jordan Kilganon said on his Facebook page he is a little lost as to how he missed an easy routine dunk that eliminated him from the Sprite Slam Dunk Showdown in New Orleans.

It may have been the issues with his travel plans, which resulted in the 21-year-old showing up with only minutes to spare before the competition started. The snow storm battering the U.S. cancelled Kilganon's flight into New Orleans. After scrambling around trying to find alternatives, Kilganon and his family managed to secure flights to Texas, where they rented a vehicle and made their way to New Orleans.

Kilganon, who goes by J-Killz in the world of dunking, advanced to the second round, but that's where he faltered. He attempted to dunk the ball while jumping over three people. It's a move he's done before, but this time around, he just couldn't seem to seal the deal.

And, while disappointed at the outcome, Kilganon did congratulate eventual winner, Kendall “Kasper” Boyd-Hill.

“Congrats to Kasper,” he said on Facebook. “Cool experience! Crazy hotel, tickets to the whole all-star weekend with my brother, maaaan. Unreal! Good effort on everyone's part! I'll be here next year. And jumping much higher.”

Watch Kilganon's attempt in Round 2 by clicking the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=la9IEJnVwSk

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