Big Ten Ultimate Dunker: Meet my creation

Let me confess something before I start: I’m 5-foot-11, and I’ve never dunked. With that out of the way, it’s easy to understand why I’m such a big fan of the slam dunk. The number of high-flyers we currently have in the Big Ten doesn’t hurt matters, either, and it’s the reason I thought it would be fun to assemble the Big Ten’s Ultimate Dunker. Here goes.

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Meet my creation below. Oh, and I followed two rules when creating this Ultimate Dunker: 1. Only current Big Ten players were considered; and 2. players were only eligible to win one category.

HANGTIME/UPS: Ohio State’s Sam Thompson

ARMS/REACH: Minnesota’s Rodney Williams

EXPLOSIVENESS: Indiana’s Victor Oladipo

POWER: Minnesota’s Trevor Mbakwe

GENES (OK, I had to find a way to get this guy included): Michigan’s Glenn Robinson III

I know there are several worthy candidates for every category, but these are the guys I like most. And I think we can all agree on one thing, and that’s that we would love to see a guy with all of these qualities in the open court.


Your Opinion?
Show Comments (3 Comments)
Ben24 on 1/29/2013 @ 10:22pm EDT Said:

Branden Dawson for the power. Period.

    Brent Yarina, on 1/29/2013 @ 10:36pm EDT Said:

    It was between those two, actually. Gave Mbakwe the slight edge.

Justin Gulley on 2/8/2013 @ 12:55am EDT Said:

Yea where the hells Dawson PERIOD, or Payne or anyone from MSU???… Go SPARTANS!!!!