This just in: Basil Smotherman likes to posterize foes

Basil Smotherman showed off his explosive hops early in the nonconference season with a driving, posterizing left-handed dunk vs. Rider. Believe it or not, the Purdue freshman went for a very similar dunk in Sunday’s loss at Minnesota. Watch Smotherman posterize Austin Hollins here, plus see his dunk vs. Rider at the bottom of the post.

Here’s a USA TODAY Sports photo of the dunk:

Marilyn Indahl-USA TODAY Sports

Marilyn Indahl-USA TODAY Sports

And here’s Smotherman’s dunk vs. Rider.

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