DALLAS — Thunder forward Serge Ibaka and former OU star and current Los Angeles Clippers standout Blake Griffin will highlight this year's slam dunk contest at All-Star Weekend. Washington center JaVale McGee and Milwaukee guard Brandon Jennings will round out the four-man field, which the NBA announced Wednesday. All four players are first-time participants. Ibaka told The Oklahoman last February that he wanted to participate in this year's contest after watching last year's event live in Dallas. “I feel like I can compete with them,” Ibaka said. Ibaka won a dunk contest in Spain in 2008 and boasts of being able to dunk from the free throw line. Griffin, who was drafted No. 1 overall in 2009 but is classified as a rookie this season after missing all of last year due to injury, has become the talk of the league for his nightly double-doubles and monstrous dunks. Griffin recently lobbied to be a part of the contest as well. Each participant will be paired with a dunk coach who will assist his respective player in creating and practicing some of the dunks that will be used during this year's event. Ibaka will team with Thunder teammate Kevin Durant. Griffin will be paired with former NBA guard and two-time dunk contest participant Kenny Smith. Jennings will practice with NBA legend Darryl Dawkins. And McGee will work with former NBA forward Chris Webber. Each player will be featured in an online video series called “Countdown to the Contest” that will give fans an inside look at the participants' preparation for the event. Fans will again decide who wins the contest through voting via text message and NBA.com following the final round. The combined results from text messages and NBA.com will determine the champion. All-Star Weekend is Feb. 18-Feb. 20 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.