POSTERIZED: Syracuse’s Michael Gbinije throws down over defender in FIBA AfroBasket


Before Michael Gbinije returns home to finish up his college career at Syracuse, he is trying to help the Nigerian National Team qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games.

On Sunday, in Group A Play against the host country, Tunisia, the 6-foot-6 Gbinije took the hand-off, went down the lane and threw down a monster one-handed dunk over a defender. The highlight served as a consolation for Nigeria, as Tunisia won, 70-59, handing Nigeria its first loss of the tournament.

Gbinije finished with 10 points and three assists in 22 minutes off the bench, his best game of the tournament.

Nigeria finishes up Group Play on Wednesday.