New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Minnesota Timberwolves rookie guard Zach LaVine and Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo highlight a field of four players selected to participate in the 2015 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest.
LaVine, though new to the league, is no stranger to dunk contests. The high- flier out of UCLA tore up amateur contests during high school and made waves with his electrifying dunks during the Seattle Pro-Am last summer.
Antetokounmpo, nicknamed the Greek Freak, has tremendous athleticism to go along with his 6-foot-11 frame and massive wingspan.
Joining LaVine and Antetokounmpo will be Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo and Brooklyn Nets center Mason Plumlee.
Plumlee ranks sixth in the NBA this season with 80 dunks. Antetokounmpo isn't far behind, currently sitting in 13th place with 52 jams, while neither LaVine or Oladipo rank in the top 50.
After experimenting with an East vs. West format last season, the dunk contest will go back to its original structure, with all four players getting two dunks to move on to the finals, which will be head-to-head. The final round will also consists of two dunks apiece. Five judges, which have not been announced yet, will score each dunk on a 6-to-10 scale for a maximum score of 50 points.
The Slam Dunk Contest will take place on Saturday, Feb. 14, at Barclays Center.