By Ryan Welch
All-Star Night in Connecticut proved to be stacked with Flint Tropics’ victories as Mike Bozzuto won the Winter 19 Slam Dunk Contest and TJ Gianni won the Winter 19 Three-Point Shootout. Despite losing the All-Star Game as teammates on Team Bozzuto, Bozzuto and Gianni were stellar in their respective competitions, with Bozzuto finishing in a close second to Gianni in the Three-Point Contest after posting an incredible 23 points in the first round.
Bozzuto was electric in the Three-Point Contest, but Gianni was able to edge out the league MVP in the final round.
“Feels great. Me and Mike went in wanting to have fun and we had a good time,” Gianni said.
Although Gianni was not a participant in the Dunk Contest, Bozzuto put on a show that would echo his MVP-caliber season.
“I was just really hoping I was going to make that last dunk,” Bozzuto said.
The Flint Tropics were well represented in the All-Star competitions and were able to sweep them both. Although they were upset in the Semifinals of the playoffs by Run TMC, they now have a chip on their shoulder if they return for the Summer 19 season on June 3.