Paris: Dunk

Wilson Dunk Contest


  • Marquie SMITH aka Splashy (USA)

  • Rafal LIPINSKI aka Lipek (POL)

  • Yohan LEMAY aka Air France (FRA)

  • Rounds: Dunkers have 75 seconds and 3 attempts per round to complete a dunk. An attempt means the dunker had the intention to dunk and he or the ball touched the rim and/or the backstop unit. The only exception to the 75-second-rule is the third round of the final where there is no time limit. The 75 seconds start running once the dunker's name is called up. The first successful dunk is considered the valid one. A dunk is considered successful if the ball does not leave the ring in an upward vertical direction after it has left the dunker's hand. The dunks are marked (0, 5-10) by each one of the 3 members of the jury.

  • Tie-breaker: In case of a tie, the tied players dunk again and the jury takes a majority decision.

  • Qualification (if any): Dunkers compete by alphabetical order during 2 rounds. The dunkers with the highest scores advance to the final. In this case, Smith and Lemay were tied after the qualification and Smith advanced after a tie-breaking dunk and a jury decision (Lemay could not covert a dunk before the 75 seconds).

Dunker 1st attempt 2nd attempt Total
Yohan Lemay 27 24 51
Rafal Lipinski 26 27 53
Marquie Smith* 25 26 51
  • Final: The 2 finalists compete during 3 rounds just after the Semi-Final, with the scores starting from zero and the dunker with the higher score in the semi-final going second.
Dunker 1st attempt 2nd attempt 3rd attempt Total
Rafal Lipinski 24 24 24 72
Marquie Smith 22 22 0 44

Winner: Joel Henry "The Royal Guard"

Wilson sponsor logo - WT France Masters
  • ML sponsor logo - WT France 2022