Victor Oladipo to try for Pacers repeat in dunk contest

Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo (4) heads up court after picking up a loose ball in front of Chicago Bulls guard Kris Dunn (32) during a game on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
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NEW YORK (WTHR) - Indiana Pacers star Victor Oladipo will show off his stuff in the NBA's slam dunk competition later this month.

The former Indiana University standout, in his first year with the Pacers, will compete against 2016 runner-up Aaron Gordon, with whom Oladipo played in Orlando, Larry Nance Jr. and Dennis Smith Jr.

Oladipo will try to keep the title in Indiana, following up Glenn Robinson III's win in 2017. Robinson was recalled by the Pacers from Fort Wayne Thursday as he recovers from an ankle injury.

The dunk contest will take place as part of the NBA's All-Star Saturday Night Saturday, February 17 in Los Angeles.