Top 10 Big Ten dunks of 2011-12 season

LeBron James’ ridiculous dunk against Chicago on Sunday and Blake Griffin’s silly slam against Oklahoma City on Monday got us thinking about the best dunks of the 2011-12 Big Ten season. Rodney Williams, Victor Oladipo and Sam Thompson’s highlights immediately come to mind, but there have been so many other memorable dunks. See my top 10 slams in this post. Did I forget a dunk? If so, click “other” on the poll or enter your selection in the comment box at the bottom of this post. Also, check out a collection of our dunk-centric highlights with our Did You See This? archive.

1. Sam Thompson’s alley-oop on inbound pass at Indiana

2. Rodney Williams’ 360 vs. Southern Cal

3. Victor Oladipo’s poster-izing one-handed throwdown vs. Kentucky

4. Rodney Williams’ powerful two-handed flush vs. Illinois

5. Sam Thompson’s alley-oop on inbound pass vs. Penn State

6. Branden Dawson’s one-handed dunk over UMKC defender

7. Tim Hardaway’s driving, one-handed slam at Indiana

8. Robbie Hummel’s putback flush at the halftime buzzer

9. Cody Zeller’s reverse dunk vs. Butler

10. Lewis Jackson’s breakaway one-handed poke vs. Western Michigan

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Your Opinion?
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Jeff on 1/31/2012 @ 4:07pm EDT Said:

Most surprising about this list – 2 of Purdue’s seniors made it.
Least surprising about this list – IU’s matador defense is the only one listed twice.

Wolfy-D-Money on 1/31/2012 @ 4:10pm EDT Said:

Tim Frazier from Matt Glover against Ole Miss.

He’s maybe 6-1 & look at the elevation!

Wesley on 1/31/2012 @ 5:00pm EDT Said:

How about Ryan Evans against Northwestern?

Blake on 1/31/2012 @ 5:31pm EDT Said:

Where is Fred Archie throwing down on Nebraska? Best dunk I’ve ever witnessed!

    Brent Yarina, on 1/31/2012 @ 5:47pm EDT Said:

    I missed that one! Very impressive. And over one of the Big Ten’s best shot-blockers.

Brandon on 1/31/2012 @ 5:34pm EDT Said:

Devon Archie’s dunk from Sunday against IU

Richard on 1/31/2012 @ 5:49pm EDT Said:

I know he is represented well, but don’t forget about Sam Thompson’s reverse slam on USC Upstate. Can’t help that he’s a beast!

Kingpin on 1/31/2012 @ 6:03pm EDT Said:

Among these 10, the one that just makes you go WOW is #5, Sam Thompson over Penn State