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Anderson nails between-the-legs 360 dunk
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On April 4, 2013 @ 11:00 pm In Wirenews | Comments Disabled
by Scott Gleeson and Samer Kalaf, USA TODAY Sports
Mr. Anderson will no longer be just a character from The Matrix.
This dude from Detroit University gets to keep that name after his Vince Carter-like performance in Thursday’s College Basketball Slam Dunk Contest.
Detroit small forward Doug Anderson received a perfect score on each of his dunks, with his last jam — a between-the-legs reverse 360 — sending the crowd at McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta into a frenzy. Apparently, 44% of Anderson’s dunks in college came on dunks. His nickname is “Dunking Doug.” Go figure.
In recent years, the NBA Slam Dunk Contest has changed from its past. Blake Griffin jamming over a car (make sure that they know it’s a Kia!) is probably the best example of this current philosophy of showmanship over technicality. It’s not necessarily a bad thing, but props aren’t always needed. Sometimes, a well-executed, skillful dunk is enough to really stun the crowd.
That’s the best way possible to describe one of the dunks by Anderson. The dunk was clean and smooth, with a powerful finish. It could have won this year’s NBA contest, easily.… [For more on Detroit's Doug Anderson's nails between-the-legs 360 dunk, click here.]
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