Michigan’s Aubrey Dawkins kicked off the 2015-16 Big Ten basketball season with a bang! [ MORE: Check out our Big Ten men’s basketball scoreboard ] The Wolverines’ talented sophomore guard put on a dunk show in Michigan’s 69-41 victory over Northern Michigan on Friday night. The first must-see slam came midway through the first half, as Dawkins charged the basket and threw down a thunderous one-handed put-back dunk. Check it out here. But Dawkins wasn’t done there. Early on in the second half, Caris LeVert found a cutting Dawkins for a nice two-handed flush. Oh wait, there’s more! With just
Joe Schobert is one of the Big Ten's top returning linebackers. A season ago, the Wisconsin Badger tallied 69 tackles, including 13.5 tackles for loss, three sacks and two forced fumbles. He can jump, too, if you were wondering.
AeRianna Harris is a 2016 verbal commit for the Purdue women’s basketball team. [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our Gone Viral section ] She recently gave Purdue fans and Big Ten women’s basketball fans a glimpse into her athleticism with the slam dunk in tweet above. For those wondering, Harris is a 6-foot-1 forward out of Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis.
It’s been a long road back for Derrick Walton. [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our Gone Viral section! ] The other Michigan guard who missed much of last season, along with preseason first All-Big Ten honoree Caris LeVert, is doing things he couldn’t do for the last several months. For example, cutting and dunking. Walton, who missed Michigan’s final 12 games with a right foot injury, proved just how healthy he is in the videos posted above and below. Looking good! Walton’s return, along with LeVert’s, will bolster an already deep and talented Michigan backcourt.
Jarrod Uthoff gave Iowa fans something to cheer about in the first half vs. Gonzaga on Sunday night. The junior forward did it by soaring for a poster dunk that seemed to excite the pro-Gonzaga faithful in Seattle, Washington. Uthoff, from just beyond the 3-point line, gave an eyebrow fake to get past his defender, drove the lane and elevated for the right-handed dunk. Unable to stop his momentum after the flush, Uthoff finished on the floor. He didn’t stick the landing, but it was still a fantastic flush. “Uthoff coming with the heat!” play-by-play announcer Spero Dedes said of
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Marvin Clark Jr. introduced himself to the college basketball world Saturday in the Big Ten tourney semifinals. [ MORE: View our Big Ten tournament central page ] The Michigan State freshman slammed down a powerful left-handed dunk during a 15-0 run vs. Maryland that was up there with any slam we’ve seen at the United Center. Clark, a reserve who’s averaging 4.8 points and 2.2 rebounds in 11 minutes, has had a few highlights in his first season. But none were as impressive as this one. “He’s dunking like he’s upset,” CBS color commentator Grant Hill said during the telecast.
Few people go out of their way to challenge A.J. Hammons around the basket, and fewer people succeed when doing so. [ MORE: View our Big Ten tournament central page ] Don’t tell Ross Travis that. The Penn State senior took on the Big Ten’s block leader (2.8 bpg) and put him on a poster with a highlight dunk Friday in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals. Travis, from just outside the 3-point line in the closing minutes of the first half, attacked the lane, got a step on Hammons and exploded for a fantastic one-handed dunk. “That was (Michael) Jordan-esque!”
We might have a new favorite for the “Big Ten Dunk of the Year,” and it came on Wednesday night in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament. Trailing Minnesota by a score of 56-45 midway through the second half, Rutgers guard Bishop Daniels took a pass from Myles Mack and exploded to the hoop for a thunderous one-handed dunk over Minnesota’s Nate Mason. “He just got promoted to Archbishop Daniels,” said BTN analyst Shon Morris following the huge dunk. Check it out in the video above.
Sunday night marked Dez Wells’ final regular-season game in a Maryland uniform. And, as he’s done so many times in his career, the Terrapins star gave fans a reason to get up and cheer in the 64-61 win at Nebraska. Of course, it happened on a dunk. And, of course, it happened on one of Wells’ signature power flushes. This time, he used a pretty crossover before taking flight to make it even better. Few, if any, Big Ten players dunk with more power than Wells. He’s been showing it all year, and this wasn’t the first time he did