Dupuy leads top four high-flyers into Slam Dunk Contest final

10 Jun 2018

PHILIPPINES (FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2018) - Guy "Frequent Flyer" Dupuy was the top dunker in the FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2018 Slam Dunk Contest qualifiers on Day 3.

The flying Frenchman elevated and detonated with a total of 53 points combined from his two dunk attempts. In the first one, he caught the ball while soaring over two people, brought it between his legs and them slammed it down with more authority than your high school principal. In his second dunk, Dupuy caught the rock in mid-air while jumping over 6 people before unfurling a windmill even Dominique Wilkins would have approved.

Ukraine's Vadim Piddubchenko and Dmitry Krivenko also made it to the Final with qualifiers totals of 48 and 47 points respectively. Hometown favorite "Air David" Carlos, meanwhile, also advanced after scoring 47. Carlos is the first Filipino to advance to the Final in any FIBA 3x3 World Cup Slam Dunk Contest.

His fellow Filipino dunker, Rey Guevarra, bowed out of contention and joined Poland's Piotr Renkiel and Lithuania's Gediminas Zitlinskas, who will all watch from the sidelines on Tuesday when the Slam Dunk Contest Final takes off.