Syracuse walk-on wins Orange Madness dunk contest

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Syracuse held its annual Orange Madness on Friday night from the Carrier Dome.

The dunk contest was won by sophomore forward Doyin Akintobi-Adeyeye, a 6-foot-6 walk-on. Akintobi-Adeyeye won the event with a 360 slam. The clip was captured by associate head coach Mike Hopkins.

Akintobi-Adeyeye has an interesting road to the Syracuse program. He was unable to tryout for the team his freshman season because his medical insurance had expired. In his second year on campus, his insurance issue resolved, he was invited into the gym by Rakeem Christmas after he was seen lurking around the team’s practice facilities, Donna Ditota of the Post Standard wrote in a feature story last October.

Akintobi-Adeyeye appeared in only four games in his first season with the Orange.