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Pitt G Nike Sibande Selected for College Slam Dunk Contest

Pitt Panthers guard Nike Sibande will get to show off his hops one more time as a college athlete.

PITTSBURGH -- There is still more basketball for at least one Pitt Panther to play this season. Even after his team was eliminated from the NCAA Tournament, guard Nike Sibande will be back in action one more time before the season is officially over. 

Sibande will bring his hops to Houston, Texas to represent Pitt in the College Slam Dunk Contest, dunk contest coach Chuck Millan said on Twitter. The event will take place on March 30 at 6:30 p.m. and air on ESPN2. Sibande will reportedly join Kenucky's Jacob Toppin, Georgia Southern's Kamari Brown, Northern New Mexico's Jamal Harris, Marshall's Taevion Kinsey and others in a field of 16 dunkers in the competition. 

Sibande's athleticism didn't take a hit even after he recovered from an ACL injury that sidelined him for all of the 2021-22 season. His dunks - like the two-handed alley-oop he threw down off an inbounds pass against Syracuse at the Petersen Events Center - were some of the best highlights from this season of Pitt basketball. 

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