#9: Calvin Talford wins the 1992 Slam Dunk Contest
For the 9th best moment in ETSU basketball history I’ve decided to go with Calvin Talford winning the 1992 NCAA Slam Dunk contest.
While it wasn’t a team effort that made #9, unlike #10, it was certainly one of the most memorable moments for a lot of Buc fans. Calvin Talford is one of the all-time great ETSU basketball players and to watch him dominate a field of talented athletes in the ’92 Slam Dunk contest was very impressive.
Calvin’s first two dunks were somewhat modest compared to what some of the other contestants attempted at the start. However, that was all part of his plan, to start out small and end big, or as Calvin said in his post-dunk interview “save the best for last”, and that he did. By the time the contest was all over the results weren’t even close with Talford taking in 89% of the first place votes.
As a Buc fan it was also fun to listen to the excitement of Jimmy V and the other ESPN commentator after each of Talford’s dunks and as Talford advanced the more excited they got. I’ve included a video at the top of this post with all of Talford’s dunks from the contest. It still never gets old watching Talford perform.
Keep checking back this week as I’ll continue to count down the top 10 moments in ETSU basketball history.
A recap of the top 10 so far:
#10: 2009 A-Sun Championship
#9: Calvin Talford Winning the Dunk Contest.
Compilation of Calvin Talford dunks while at ETSU