College Slam Dunk Champion, Internet Sensation Jacob Tucker Joins Harlem Globetrotters, Will Use Nickname ‘Hops’


Jacob Tucker became an Internet sensation earlier this year because of his crazy dunking ability. Now, he'll be showing off that ability on a nightly basis.

Tucker has been signed by the Harlem Globetrotters, The Associated Press reports.

Tucker, who will fittingly use the nickname "Hops" with the Globetrotters, became a slam-dunk champion at the College Slam Dunk and 3-Point Championships at the Final Four in March. He gained recognition prior to the event when a YouTube video of his dunks became an Internet hit.

The Globetrotters reportedly signed Tucker in June and evaluated him throughout the summer. He played basketball at Division-III Illinois College and is only 5-foot-10, but he claims to have a 50-inch vertical.

Check out some of Tucker's dunks in the video below.

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