John Fulkerson’s six-year college basketball career isn’t quite over yet. The former Tennessee super senior center made the trip to New Orleans this weekend for the Reese’s College All-Star Game and the 3X3U National Championship.
He went viral Friday night, too, with a monster dunk.
While playing for the “Dirty South” entry in the 3-on-3 tournament, Fulkerson pump faked at the 3-point line, drove to the rim and went high for a one-handed dunk.
John Fulkerson you did what now pic.twitter.com/UWgJA9vJNm
— @GrantRamey (@GrantRamey) April 2, 2022
Fulkerson was selected to play in the 3X3U National Championship in New Orleans. He’s one of four players on the “Dirty South” team, alongside UNC Greensboro guard De’Monte buckinghamFurman guard Conley Garrison and Chattanooga guard David Jean Baptiste.
He added another high-flying two-hand dunk Saturday.
Looks like it’s time for liftoff at the #3X3U National Championship. ??
— 3X3U National Championship (@3X3UHoops) April 2, 2022
Fulkerson played in the Reese’s College All-Star game Friday afternoon, scoring four points to go with four rebounds and three assists in 19 minutes.
In the 3-on-3 tournament, the championship-winning team wins $50,000, after earning more money on their way through the bracket.
Friday and Saturday was pool play, wins worth $1,000 each. Win in the first two knockout rounds are worth another $1,000, while a quarterfinal win is worth $5,000. A semifinal win is worth $10,000 more, and the team that takes home the tournament title will add $50,000.
The full schedule can be found here, with select games televised on the ESPN family of networks while others are streamed on Twitter.
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Fulkerson’s Tennessee career — he set an SEC record with 165 games played — ended with the loss to Michigan in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. He averaged 7.5 points and 4.7 rebounds per game.
He said goodbye to Tennessee fans before a Senior Day win over Arkansas on March 5 at Thompson-Boling Arena:
“I know I had Senior Day last year, but to be out here with my family and have a sold-out TBA is such a wonderful blessing. Over my time here at Tennessee, I’ve had the pleasure to have 45 different teammates. I really can’t ask for a better group of brothers. For the guys that are on this team right now, to all my teammates that have come and gone, I really appreciate all of you. Each of you have impacted me in a special way. I love every single one of y’all.
“Coach Barnes, it has been an absolute honor to call you my coach for the last six years. You and your staff have helped shape me as a man and prepare me for anything that life may give me. Also, because of the report I ‘ve received from the entire Tennessee basketball family, throughout all of Tennessee, I know that whatever life throws at me, I’ll be prepared for it and I’ll be successful in whatever comes next.
“Last but very not least, Vol Nation, you guys. You all have made my time here at Tennessee an absolute dream come true. I can’t thank you guys enough for it. I have one last favor that I want to ask from everybody in here. I need you guys to give it everything you’ve got and feed the floor today, from start to finish. Today, this needs to be a game that none of us will ever forget. I love all of you all. It’s great to be a Tennessee Vol and God bless.”