Good luck here from Andrew Cassady, one of our writers at KSRCollege.com, at what this season’s UK Dunk Contest would have looked like:
Last night was one of the most fun nights in all of sports, the NBA dunk contest. Despite this year’s competition not featuring any big name participants all of the competitors brought their best effort and gave the audience an impressive batch of dunks. Those dunks got me thinking about all of the amazing dunks Kentucky, via Lob City, has thrown down this year. These are my top five dunks of Kentucky’s season.
5. Terrence Jones Off the Miss
This play just highlights superior effort. With six seconds left in the first half Marquis Teague gets sent to the line. He misses his shot but Terrance Jones blazes across the lane for excellent position, leaps for the rebound, and slams it home. The play put the Cats up by nine and they cruised the rest of the way against the Johnnies. An excellent dunk by T Jones to start the dunk contest.
4. MKG skies on the Pilots
When Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is on the break it’s best to just get out of the way. Unfortunately for Portland their scouting team had not conveyed this message to their players. Kidd-Gilcrist dunks on some guy so hard his grandfather felt it. If MKG really does stay until he graduates we may see other teams refusing to take the floor his senior year. He is the real deal.
3. Darius Miller With The Exclamation Point
St. John’s makes their second appearance on the list. With the game well out of hand Kentucky got another steal and the break was on. What followed was a earth shattering dunk by Darius Miller. This one handed jam was so dirty they had to take 5 minutes to clean Rupp’s floor.
2. Anthony Davis: The Legend Begins
Anthony Davis has had so many great dunks this year that I could’ve made a top five list of just him. This dunk however was our first glimpse into the abilities of the unibrow. Some poor guy tries to actually guard Davis and paid the ultimate price: Internet fame for trying to go up against AD and his NBA worthy throw down.
1. Darius Miller Posterizes Ole Miss
Ole Miss took the lead, Kentucky took a timeout. Darius Miller walked onto the court with a fire in his eyes. Darius has produced many memorable moments in his four years in Lexington but this will stick with me for all time. Darius took control of the game following this dunk and the Cats got an easy victory. This dunk was an actual game changer.
Darius Miller is this year’s Kentucky slam dunk contest winner. Hopefully the remainder of the season and post-season will offer up some more nasty jams. What do you think? Did I have this in the right order? Did I forget any that deserved mention? Be sure to check KSRcollege throughout the day for coverage of the women’s hoops team as they try to take the SEC crown.
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