It was pretty thorough if you ask me — and if you haven’t seen it, go look through it now. It’s a great way to kill 30 minutes.
Anyway, No. 7 on that list was Rayjon Tucker, who may be the single-best athlete in all of college basketball. His mixtape from high school is straight insanity. And he plays for Florida-Gulf Coast, also known as #DunkCity.
He’s an obvious pick, right?
Well, one of my colleagues in this here media game — whose name may or may not rhyme with Natt Morlander — also put out a best dunkers list. He didn’t, however, include Tucker in his top 20.
Rumor has it that Tucker found out. Which is why he threw down this poster in his first game:
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: