Elkhart's Treyton Harris wins IU's student dunk contest

AP photoTreyton Harris (foreground) and fellow contestant Adam Day enjoy a moment during the student dunk contest at Indiana University's Hoosier Hysteria basketball tip-off event on Saturday, Oct. 22. Harris, a sophomore from Elkhart, won the contest.

Treyton Harris has launched his way to another dunk-contest title, this one coming in front of several-thousand fans as part of Indiana University's recent Hoosier Hysteria basketball tip-off festivities in Bloomington.

Harris, an Elkhart Central graduate and IU sophomore who jumps for the Hoosiers' track and field team, beat out two other contestants, then added a well-received encore dunk after clinching.

A trio of IU basketball players served as judges for the Oct. 22 student at-large contest.

Individuals were selected to participate based on videos they had submitted.

The 6-foot-3 Harris is a former Elkhart County 4-H Fair dunking champion. He also put on a celebrated dunking display during a weather delay at Concord's Kelly Relays track and field meet when he was a Blue Blazer senior in 2015.

Harris led the Central basketball team in scoring during his junior and senior seasons.

He becomes the second dunking champion from Elkhart County to be part of Hoosier Hysteria in the last three years. In 2014, Northridge graduate Nate Ritchie, an IU walk-on at the time, won the players' event.

Yet another Northridge grad was on the Assembly Hall court just this week.

Hope College sophomore guard Pete Smith scored two points over six minutes, making both his free throws, in the Flying Dutchmen's 98-65 exhibition loss Tuesday to the Hoosiers.

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