Video: Sam Thompson returns home, puts on dunk show

Video: Sam Thompson returns home, puts on dunk show

You didn’t think Sam Thompson would return home to Chicago and not put on a show in the Big Ten tourney at the United Center, did you? That’s just silly. The Ohio State sophomore gave fans what they expected with a quartet of dunks, a soaring alley-oop being the best of all. Thompson got so high on the alley-oop, he almost goal-tended the pass that looked more like a shot. Watch the alley-oop now and find Thompson’s other dunks in this post.

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It wasn’t all about dunking for Thompson in Friday night’s 71-50 victory over Nebraska. He scored a career-high 19 points, on 8-of-9 from the field, and added a block and a steal.

Thompson and the Buckeyes will take on the winner of the Iowa-Michigan State game in the semifinals Saturday.

Thompson soars, and hangs, for two-handed slam:

Thompson cuts for the And-1 dunk:

Thompson gets ahead of the pack for a flush:

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