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Taurian J. Fontenette

STREETBALL, USA

Taurian J. Fontenette (born in 1982 in Galveston, Texas), also known as "Air Up There", "Mr. 720" and "Air God" is a streetball player from Hitchcock, Texas.

He is a former player on the AND1 Mixtape, Ball4Real and And1 Live Tours and is currently a BallUp franchise player. In 2010, Taurian signed a contract to play for the Dallas Generals of the American Basketball Association, but later opted to participate Sprite Slam Dunk Contest held as part of the NBA All-Star Weekend festivities. He won the dunk title in spectacular fashion in what would be his last professional dunk contest.

He is 6'2" tall and weighs 185 pounds. As his nickname implies, Fontenette is best known for his leaping and dunking ability, although his defense and passing skills are also worth mentioning. During the AND1 game in Houston, Texas in 2006, Fontenette stunned fans by performing the first ever widely-documented 720-degree dunk, a scene that literally shut down the game with 3min 32 sec left on the clock. Video clips of the feat have been featured on ESPN's Sports Center, as the first ever streetball or non-professional basketball player to make ESPN’s Top 10 plays segment and what’s more, capturing the #1 spot of the night!

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