As you may have seen on NevadaWolfPack.com today, former Wolf Pack standout Olek Czyz has made it to the Final Four of the HoopsManifesto.com dunk competition. Czyz has knocked off Oregon State's Jared Cunningham, Kentucky's Michael Kidd Gilchrist and Connecticut's Jeremy Lamb and will be going up against Darrion Pellum of Hampton in the finals.
Here is a Q & A with Czyz about the competition and some of the specifics of his dunk:
Q: What was the name of your dunk?
A: It was a reverse windmill, but a lot of people know it as LeBron James' signature dunk.
Q: Describe a little bit about the HoopsManifesto.com dunk competition.
A: It is basically a nomination for the dunk of the year, and two players are put against each other and people can vote for the dunk they liked better.
Q: During the game when you got the steal, were you already thinking about your dunk?
A: I did not really think of it once I stole the ball because I was just trying to get under control, but then I thought why not do something cool? That was the dunk that came to me.
Q: How did you feel after you dunked the ball and how was the reaction from the crowd and your teammates?
A: I got a great reaction from both my teammates and the crowd and I felt like it ultimately just sent a message to the other team and helped us to capitalize on our win.
Q: How did you find out your dunk had been nominated?
A: I actually found out about it on Twitter. I was tagged in a link to the contest and from there I just checked it out for myself.
Q: What was your reaction when you found out your dunk had made it to the competition's Final Four?
A: I felt very honored, because my dunk has been included with some of the biggest names in college basketball. I also feel that it is a great thing for our community.
Q: How can people vote for your dunk?
A: Click here
for the link to see it. Please vote!Story by former women's basketball student-athlete and communications intern Christina Gough