Friday, December 9, 2011

POSTERIZED: Georgia freshman is the Pope of Posterization

Georgia freshman Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has put together an impressive start to his college career. He was a highly-touted recruit coming out of high school, and chose to stay close to home instead of signing with a traditional hoops powerhouse. Because of this, his name isn't mentioned as much as other freshman, like Baylor's Deuce Bello, Arizona's Josiah Turner or Texas' Myck Kabongo.

But unlike Bello, Turner and Kabongo, the Georgia freshman is the leading scorer for his team. Caldwell-Pope's 13.5ppg are the most of any Bulldog player, and while the team has just four wins and five losses, the young freshman has been showing off his talent on a nightly basis.

The most recent example came on Wednesday night during the annual Peach State rivalry game between Georgia and Georgia Tech. The Jackets ended up winning the contest 68-56, which was the school's first road victory against Georgia in 35 year.

Unless you are from Georgia the game itself was a non-event. Well, except for the monstrous "Dunk of the Year" candidate that was hand-crafted by Caldwell Pope. Even non-Georgians can enjoy a one-handed mean-mugging.

As you may notice, Kentavious took a pretty nasty spill after throwing down the jam. He went to the bench for a few minutes but later returned to the game.

As for the poor defender, that's Glen Rice Jr.

If you have any Sarah Palin jokes, now is the time to get them in.

But was it as good as these?

Vander Blue, Marquette vs. Washington, 12/6
Terrence Ross, Washington vs. Marquette, 12/6
Deville Smith, Mississippi State vs. West Virginia, 12/3
Terrence Jones, Kentucky vs. North Carolina, 12/3
Tony Mitchell, Alabama vs. Georgetown, 12/1
Anthony Marshall, UNLV vs. UNC, 11/26
Michael Kidd-Glichrist, Kentucky vs. Portland, 11/26/11 (DotY Candidate)
Markel Brown, Oklahoma State vs. Virginia Tech, 11/25
Rodney Williams, Minnesota vs. DePaul, 11/24
Thomas Robinson, Kansas vs. Duke, 11/23
Stan Okoye, VMI vs. Ohio State, 11/23
Kyisean Reed, Utah State vs. Southern Utah, 11/19
Ra'Shad James, Iona vs. Western Michigan, 11/18
Alandise Harris, Houston vs. Arkansas, 11/18
Sam Thompson, Ohio State vs. Jackson State, 11/18
Tony Mitchell, Alabama vs. Wichita State, 11/18
Eric Griffin, Campbell vs. North Carolina A&T, 11/18 (DotY Candidate)
Olek Czyz, Nevada vs. Pacific, 11/17
Chris Watson, Pikeville vs. Mountain State, 11/16
Ray Willis, North Carolina Central vs. Wagner, 11/16
Mike James, Lamar vs. Ohio, 11/15 (DotY Candidate)
Quincy Acy, Baylor vs. San Diego State, 11/15
Deniz Kilicli, West Virginia vs. Kent State, 11/15
Chris Evans, Kent State vs. West Virginia, 11/15
Tony Mitchell, Alabama vs. Oakland, 11/14
Isaiah Brown, East Tennessee State vs. Virginia Tech, 11/12
Michael Lyons, Air Force vs. Army, 11/11
Dezmine Wells, Xavier vs. Morgan State, 11/11
Jeremy Lamb, UConn vs. Columbia, 11/11 (DotY Candidate)
Andre Drummond, UConn vs. CW Post, 11/4
Moe Harkless, St. John's vs. CW Post, 10/26

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