Sako rises above all to scoop dunk contest honours
B. Braun Sheffield Sharks guard Hensy Sako gained the 2023 BBL Dunk Contest on the Utilita Enviornment in Birmingham on Sunday afternoon.
Sako overcame Plymouth Metropolis Patriots ahead James Hawthorne Jr. 47-38 within the ultimate spherical to win the trophy in entrance of a vocal sell-out crowd that roared on all contestants.
“I had a gameplan, and for me crucial factor for me was to get to the ultimate,” Sako stated.
“Within the ultimate I knew my opponent would get drained so I assumed I may do two arduous dunks within the first spherical and within the ultimate perhaps do one thing a bit simpler.
“Doing what I do and placing on a present in entrance of this environment although was wonderful and it was a honour to be right here in entrance of this crowd.”
His Sheffield Sharks team-mate Marcus Delpeche and Cheshire Phoenix Maceo jack entertained and wowed the followers with their high-flying antics, however got here up quick within the first spherical.
Amongst Sako’s highlights was a one-handed slam over three followers in attendance that bought the one excellent rating of the competition.
And needing simply 12 to win, Sako gained it with a high-flying two-hand dunk.
Catch all of the motion from at this time’s Cup Finals right here.