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Monroe College’s Stephane Manga throws down a Dunk of the Year nominee (VIDEO)

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We’ve seen a steady influx of Dunk of the Year nominees. But Monroe College’s Stephane Manga has made his case to at least be in the conversation. Monroe ended up losing to ASA College, 73-65, on Tuesday, but this dunk is worth a couple viewings:

From CollegeBasketballTalk’s resident dunk connoisseur, Troy Machir:

“Heckuva dunk. Not great vert, but the dude takes off from the logo, with a touch of posterization.”

What do you think?

(h/t The Basketball Diary)

Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_

Henry Ellenson wins Marquette Madness dunk contest

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Marquette freshman forward Henry Ellenson won the Marquette Madness slam dunk contest on Friday night with a between the legs dunk.

The 6-foot-10 Ellenson, the top recruit in Steve Wojciechowski’s freshmen class, defeated sophomore Sandy Cohen, fellow freshman Sacar Anim and Wally Ellenson, his older brother.

Ellenson joins the Golden Eagles as the No. 11 overall recruit in the Class of 2015.

Bill Self signs $10,000 check for KU student


Late Night in the Phog is typically a night to remember for Kansas fans. For Kansas student Jerrod Martin Castro, Friday night’s event is one he won’t forget.

Castro, a sophomore, was selected as a contestant for a $10,000 giveaway. The only thing standing in the way of a big payday was a half-court shot. Brennan Bechard, the Kansas director of basketball operations, attempted the long-distance shot and hit nothing but net.

Kansas head coach Bill Self signed a $10,000 check on the spot.