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Trey Murphy III Receives Invite to the NBA Slam Dunk Contest


For the primary time in nearly 4 a long time, the Virginia men’s basketball program could have a representative within the NBA Dunk Contest. Latest Orleans Pelicans forward and former UVA basketball star Trey Murphy III has reportedly been invited to compete within the 2023 NBA Dunk Contest, as first reported by ESPN’s Andrew Lopez on Saturday night. 

The NBA Dunk Contest will happen during All-Star Weekend as one among the events of the NBA All-Star Saturday Night on February 18th. NBA All-Star Saturday Night is about to start at 8pm Eastern on the 18th at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah and the dunk contest can be the ultimate event of the night, following the Skills Challenge and the Three-Point Contest. 

Trey Murphy III will reportedly be joined by Kenyon Martin Jr. (Houston Rockets), Shaedon Sharpe (Portland Trail Blazers), and Mac McClung (G League) as participants within the NBA Dunk Contest. 

Murphy has been putting on a show all season long with an array of flashy in-game dunks. See a few of his best dunks within the video below, courtesy of the Latest Orleans Pelicans.

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Trey Murphy III will turn out to be the primary former Wahoo to take part in the dunk contest since Ralph Sampson in 1984. 

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