Zach won the 1984 dunk contest at the Macker, and a photo of it made the 1985 Sports Illustrated article by Alex Wolff, who is also in the Macker Hall of Fame. Gus Macker calls him “The Happy Macker Hoopster” because, well, he is always smiling and the kids from Grand Rapids who know him seem to follow him around. “He is like a pied-piper, always a smile, always excited and you can find him in the front row at every dunk contest,” Gus says. Zach said Macker tournaments bring him joy. “Mackers always are a great experience for me and I love it a lot,” he says.