Jonathon Simmons introduced himself to the NBA with a vicious dunk over Javale McGee the opening night of the season in October.
Now he will dunk to win a trophy.
Simmons has been reportedly invited to the 2017 NBA dunk contest, which will be held Saturday, Feb. 18 in New Orleans.
San Antonio Express-News writer Jabari Young broke the news Thursday evening:
Simmons has plenty of highlight slams, including the aforementioned flush over McGee on Oct. 25:
Just four days later, he dunked twice on New Orleans on Oct. 29:
He then came this alley-oop inbounds pass on the Bucks Dec. 5:
Simmons also threw one down on the Blazers Dec. 30:
Finally, this one isn’t a dunk, but it showcases Simmons’ sheer athleticism:
Simmons’ invite has yet to be announced, but Boston’s Jaylen Brown is mulling over participating.
The 2017 NBA dunk contest is scheduled to begin 7 p.m. CT Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.