Like just about everyone that’s ever watch the sport, we love a good dunk better than just about anything, so we decided to compile a list of the guys you need to keep an eye on throughout the year.
Here’s the thing: this isn’t close to a comprehensive list of terrific dunkers in college hoops this season.
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So if we missed on the best dunker on your favorite team, please, by all means, post a video of his best work in the comments:
25. Wally Ellenson, Marquette: The older brother of all-everything freshman Henry Ellenson and an Olympic hopeful in the high jump, Ellenson does things like this a lot:
24. Dwuan Anderson, Wagner: The former Michigan State commit is healthy this season after breaking his foot last year. That’s good for people that like things like this:
23. Deuce Bello, East Tennessee State: The former Baylor and Missouri guard is now playing in the OVC. He’s still got bounce, though:
22. Demetrius Jackson, Notre Dame: The 6-foot dynamo can do things like this, which is only part of the reason we have him pegged as an all-american this season:
21. Phil Cofer, Florida State: He’s not the most well-known dude in college basketball, but he’s big and athletic and aggressive, which is why you see him do things like this:
20. Jaylen Brown, Cal: Brown isn’t known as an elite dunker, but he did do this over the weekend. We approve:
19. Aubrey Dawkins, Michigan: You won’t see a cooler dunk vid than this vine of still frames from when Dawkins banged on Nnanna Egwu:
18. Muhammad Ali Abdur Rahkman, Michigan: Not to be outdone, Dawkins’ teammate, who we like to refer to as MAAR:
17. David Walker, Northeastern: A little love for the mid-majors here:
16. Grayson Allen, Duke: You should be well aware of what he can do by now, but this throwback edit from when he won the Burger Boy dunk contest is a nice reminder:
15. Dwayne Bacon, Florida State: Bacon is the reigning McDonald’s All-American dunk champion:
14. Antonio Blakeney, LSU: Blakeney had one of the best dunks you’ll ever see in grassroots basketball a few years back:
13. Jordan Weethee, VMI: Remember this guy? Easily the best part of the dunk is the reaction of No. 34:
12. Josh Adams, Wyoming: Josh Adams is listed at 6-foot-2. You buy that?
11. Gary Payton II, Oregon State: I feel comfortable calling Payton the best on-ball defender in college basketball, not unlike his dad. But where The Glove threw a lot of these, II catches ’em like Shawn Kemp did:
10. Kerwin Roach, Texas: The video of Roach maxing out the vertical testing machine went viral in September. This is what happens when he actually is able to dunk:
9. Jalen Reynolds, Xavier: Reynolds was on the giving end of what might have been my favorite dunk from the 2015-16 season: