Yuta Watanabe makes a freshman mistake, jumps with Kendall Pollard (VIDEO)

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Dayton’s frontline took a massive hit in December when Devon Scott and Jalen Robinson were dismissed from the program. That meant Archie Miller’s squad would forge ahead with no one standing over 6-foot-6 on the roster.

Kendall Pollard, along with Dyshawn Pierre, is the tallest player in the starting five. The physical 6-foot-6 forward had no problem rising up over Yuta Watanabe, the George Washington defender, on Friday night for the thunderous slam.

Pollard’s slam came at a crucial point for the Flyers. Up until that play, Dayton had gone without a field goal for more than 10 minutes, dating back to the first half.

The Atlantic 10 has felt the wrath of Pollard this month, as he set a monster screen on UMass guard Trey Davis in the final seconds of Dayton’s 66-64 loss to the Minutemen on Jan. 29.