With all of the buzz surrounding Jeremy Lin heading into All-Star Weekend, many were excited to hear that Iman Shumpert was included in the dunk contest, just to see what kind of miraculous pass Lin would be throwing to him.
However, with injuries causing Shumpert to miss the 2012 Slam Dunk Contest, Jeremy Lin will by default, be missing the event as a participating passer.
This occurrence may allow another Jeremy (Jeremy Evans) to spring into the spotlight and have him quickly emerging as a potential fan favorite.
He is currently averaging 1.7 points per game during around five-and-a-half minutes of playing time, so it's understandable that he may not be a hot topic amongst casual spectators.
However, when he has gotten himself into a game those who are familiar with his limitless leaping ability since his college days at Western Kentucky, know that he is capable of a highlight throwdown at any time.
Claiming he can jump over a car better than Blake Griffin has garnered him enough attention as of late to have many believing that he can win the 2012 Slam Dunk Contest, and possibly put himself on the map as the next Jeremy to breakout this year.
*Although Evans has a wide variety of Alley-oop connections between him and Earl Watson, all of the following dunks are originated by Evans himself. Either putbacks or explosive leaps to the hoop. No assistance needed when you're this explosive.