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July 9, 2014

UPDATED: Desmond Mason issues dunk challenge to Markel Brown, who accepts

EDMOND, Okla. — While Desmond Mason may be five years removed from playing in the NBA, the former Oklahoma State basketball legend isn't willing to give up his claim as the best Cowboy dunker.

NBA rookie Markel Brown, who recently graduated from Oklahoma State, has had some highlight dunks in the NBA Summer League and Mason has issued a challenge to the Alexandria, La., native.

"He and I will have a dunk contest at some point just to really solidify the situation," Mason said after Wednesday's Junior Day event at the 2014 U.S. Senior Open at Oak Tree National. "Everybody thinks I can't dunk, but I can still put it between my legs – and I haven't seen him do that yet.

"That is a challenge. That's my boy, and I'm challenging him right now."

No matter who may win that contest, Mason already has high praise for the former four-year Cowboy starter that was drafted in the second round of the NBA Draft by the Brooklyn Nets.

"Markel is a phenomenal athlete," Mason said. "Marcus Smart is a great player and he's going to have a long, great NBA career, but Markel is going to be one of those guys eight or nine years from now and he's still in the league and somebody still wants him. He'll still be doing it because he plays so hard and he's so passionate about the game. He's always been one of my favorites."

Late Wednesday night, Brown responded to a tweet by The Stillwater News Press about the challenge posed by Mason: "I accept the challenge, I'll be in Stillwater next week."

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