Former Virginia Standout Mustapha Farrakhan Wins Dunkuary

March 11, 2013

Charlotte, NC: The ACC Digital Network, brought to you by Ruby Tuesday, announced today that former Virginia standout Mustapha Farrakhan is the winner of the inaugural #Dunkuary. Fans selected Mustapha Farrakhan’s one-handed jam in 2010 as the best all-time dunk in ACC history. Mustapha Farrakhan’s dunk was matched up in the final round of voting against Isma’il Muhammad’s 2005 dunk as part of the month-long fan voting competition. The final round of voting produced a slim margin of victory, as Farrakhan receiving 51.6% of all votes compared to 48.4% for Isma’il Muhammad.

"I've been a part of a lot of ACC games and that's one of the nastiest dunks I've ever seen," said former Virginia player and current Virginia assistant coach Jason Williford.

“I am very excited for Mustapha Farrakhan to have been voted by the fans as producing the best dunk in ACC history,” said ACC Network announcer and former Virginia star Cory Alexander. “I was calling that game, and afterwards the crowd was buzzing about how they witnessed one of the greatest dunks they had ever seen. It is an honor that he truly deserves.”

Fans may watch all the dunk nominees and review the final #Dunkuary bracket on www.theacc.com/dunkuary. While Dunkuary may be over for this year, The ACC Digital Network (@theaccdn) will continue to track amazing dunks, Must See Moments and all the highlights for the upcoming ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament this weekend in Greensboro, NC.

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