19-Year-Old Dunker Jared Roth Could Win the NBA Dunk Contest Today

Dan CarsonTrending Lead WriterDecember 3, 2013

His head hangs near the rim, and his bag of tricks is nearly inexhaustible.

Yep, Jared Roth isn’t too shabby for a teenage dunker.

The 6’3” baller is a new addition to Team Flight Brothers, a troop of talented dunk masters who tour the U.S. performing halftime stunt shows and shooting mind-pulping trick videos.

At 19 years old, Roth has already put together an impressive mixtape, which showcases his leaping ability and creativity at the rim. Between the legs, around the back—it doesn’t really matter. Roth will finish the dunk in a big way.

Roth is a native of Tucson, Ariz., according to Team Flight Brothers. He is currently a caretaker for his family and is working on becoming a known name in the world of professional dunking.

He’s one of the youngest members of TFB—a group that continues to push the boundaries of elevation.

Other members of Team Flight Brothers include Porter Maberry, the shortest professional dunker in the world.

Porter is 5’5”, and his dunks appear to violate the rules of physics. There is no spoon—not for Porter Maberry.

As for Roth, the ceiling on his potential looks as high as any young dunker out there, and his arsenal of dunks outshines most of the botched material we’ve seen attempted at recent NBA dunk contests.

Call me crazy, but maybe the league should let Roth into the contest. That might sting the pride enough to get some of the best dunkers off their butts to participate in the event. (I'm looking at you, LeBron.)

At the very least, having a talented teenager in the dunk contest would keep things interesting. Heck, his presence alone would probably raise the number of made dunks to a staggering 60 percent.


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