Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Toronto Raptors guard Terrence Ross (right) reacts after receiving the slam dunk contest trophy from television/radio personality Nick Cannon during the 2013 NBA all star slam dunk contest at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

NBA All-Star 2013: Toronto Raptors Rookie Terrence Ross Wins Sprite Slam Dunk Contest


Terrence Ross, a first-year player out of the University of Washington, is your 2013 NBA Sprite Slam Dunk Contest winner.

Ross edged out defending champion Jeremy Evans in the final round via fan-voting, gaining 58% of the votes.

The Eastern Conference was also represented by James White of the New York Knicks and Gerald Green of the Indiana Pacers.

Kenneth Faried of the Denver Nuggets and Eric Bledsoe of the Los Angeles Clippers represented the Western Conference along with Evans.

In the final round, Ross paid tribute to former Toronto Raptor and Slam Dunk Contest legend Vince Carter by wearing his #15 jersey, catching a pass off the side of the backboard, spinning in mid-air and slamming the ball down with authority.

With his final dunk, Ross grabbed a young fan from the crowd, placed him near the net, jumped over him while putting the ball between his legs and then dunking the basketball.

Ross, who was selected eighth overall in the 2012 NBA Draft, becomes the fifth Toronto Raptor ever to participate in the competition (Tracy McGrady, Vince Carter, Jamario Moon, DeMar DeRozan) and the second Raptor ever to win it (Vince Carter).

Chris Walder is the Editor of Sir Charles in Charge. You may follow him on Twitter at @WalderSports.

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