In their final non-conference game before the start of Big East play, Marquette beat Samford 71-48. Routine beating for the Golden Eagles, and a game that featured a dunk that was anything but “routine” by freshman Deonte Burton. Samford’s Emeka Ikezu attempted to get in the way but was unsuccessful.
Burton was all over the stat sheet in the win, accounting for 13 points, four rebounds, three blocks, two assists and two steals off the bench. And he’ll be a key figure for the Golden Eagles moving forward, as the preseason favorite to win the Big East will need to rack up the quality wins in conference play.
Here’s another angle:
Original video from MUTV Sports
h/t Paint Touches
I’m on record saying that I would consider Marquette freshman Henry Ellenson if I had the No. 2 pick in the NBA Draft, and while, at this point, I think that Brandon Ingram is probably going to end up going No. 2 — (Maybe No. 1???) — I still believe that Ellenson is going to be one of the best players from this draft class.
Well, just take a look at these highlights from the 26-point, 16-rebound performance he had in a win over Providence last night.
Then remember that Ellenson is 6-foot-11:
A solid poster dunk went down in the junior college ranks last night as Pensacola State sophomore Jamal Thomas finished a dunk through a block attempt against Northwest Florida State.
The 6-foot-3 Thomas used his power and momentum to go through the opposing shot blocker and the play made his head coach, Pete Pena, go nuts with an over-exaggerated fist pump. The video is short, but be sure to watch for Pena’s reaction near the logo at the top right of the screen.