Monday, February 20, 2012

POSTERIZED: Weekend Recap

There were 172 college basketball games this weekend. If you're hoop-addicts like us, you and your couch got to spend a lot of quality time together on Saturday.

But not only was it a productive weekend of hoops. it was chalk-full of spectacular dunks.

Since we've started spending more time writing for NBC Sports Beyond the Arc, we have decided to group together the #POSTERIZED dunks that are good, but not great-enough to warrant their own post.

But first, have a gander at the marquee #POSTERIZED dunks from the weekend:
Darius Miller - Kentucky vs. Ole Miss
Tony Wroten Jr/Aziz N'Diaye - Washington vs. Arizona
Chris Czerapowicz - Davidson vs. Wichita State
Kenny Gabriel - Auburn vs. Mississippi State

POSTERIZED Weekend Recap 2/17 - 2/19

Branden Dawson - Michigan State vs. Purdue, 2/19

I've stated this before, but it needs rehashing: It's difficult to throw down a windmill dunk in traffic. Usually, you need time and space to set your feet, contort your body and swing your arms. I say usually, because well, sometimes a player decides to forgo conventional wisdom. That's exactly what Branden Dawson did yesterday, and the results speak for itself.

Okaro White - Florida State vs. North Carolina State, 2/18

In-bound ally-oops are a thing of beauty. There isn't too much that is more pretty than a player getting behind the entire defense and finishing home a nice slam. Okaro White did just that. The pass from Deividas Dulkys was a bit too high, but White has the athleticism and wingspan to make up for it.

Ian Hummer - Princeton vs. Cornell, 2/18

This might not be the best dunk of the weekend, but it's certainly my favorite. You just don't expect to see mean-muggings like this in Ivy League games. Ian Hummer can get up in a hurry, that I am certain of. This is probably the first time you're seeing this dunk. Make sure it's not the last.

Sir'Dominic Pointer - St. John's vs. UCLA, 2/18

I still think it's beyond stupid that this kid's name is "Sir'Dominic", but I've been told I can't voice my opnions here. Anyways, this was a sick dunk. Enjoy.

Caleb Walker - Nebraska vs. Illinois, 2/18

The Huskers absolutely humiliated the Illini on Saturday. At one point, the Huskers were on a 37-2 run. That's just unacceptable. To make matters worse for the Illini, they got shown up by Caleb Walker and his nasty one-handed ally-oop.

Sebastian Koch - Elon vs. Western Carolina, 2/18

This is the perfect type of dunk to highlight in the Weekend Recap. It's not spectacular, but it's well above average. Koch went "hard to paint" and finished with authority. I like it.

Brandyn Curry - Harvard vs. Yale, 2/18

The #POSTERIZED series has been devoid of a good reverse jam for far too long. Luckily Harvard's Curry was here to save the day. But the dunk isn't even the best part. The play-by-play announcer is hilarious. He kinda sounds like he's a 12-year old providing play-by-play while he's shooting hoops in the backyard. But hey, he's on the mic and I'm not.

But was it as good as these?

Tony Wroten Jr./Aziz N'Diaye, Washington vs. Arizona, 2/18
Chris Czerapowicz, Davidson vs. Wichita State, 2/18
Darius Miller, Kentucky vs. Ole Miss, 2/18
Darrion Pellom, Hampton vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore 2/15 (DotY Candidate)
Trency Jackson, Northwest Florida vs. Chipola, 2/15
Kwame Alexander, Cal St. San Bernadino, 2/12
Weekend Recap, 2/10 - 2/12
Kyisean Reed, Utah State vs. Louisiana Tech, 2/9
Joshea Singleton, Bucknell vs. Colgate, 2/8
Kelsey Barlow, Purdue vs. Ohio State, 2/7
Markel Brown, Oklahoma State vs. Iowa State, 2/7
Roscoe Smith, UConn vs. Louisville, 2/7
Weekend Recap, 2/2 - 2/5
Jamaal Franklin, San Diego State vs. TCU, 2/4
Michael Carter-Williams, Syracuse vs. St. John's, 2/4
Kwame Alexander, Cal State-San Bernardino vs. Cal State-Dominguez Hills (D-II), 2/3
Bradley Beal, Florida vs. South Carolina, 2/2
Doug Anderson, Detroit vs. Valparaiso, 2/2
Thomas Robinson, Kansas vs. Oklahoma, 2/1
Markel Brown, Oklahoma state vs. Texas Tech, 1/31
Royce White, Iowa State vs. Kansas State, 1/31
Savalace Townsend, Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs. Grambling State, 1/28 (DotY Candidate)
Weekend Recap, 1/25 - 1/29
Tony Wroten Jr., Washington vs. Arizona State, 1/26 (DotY Candidate)
Ronald Roberts, St. Joseph's vs. Dayton, 1/25
Markel Brown, Oklahoma State vs. Missouri, 1/25 (DotY Candidate)
Larry Nance Jr., Wyoming vs. San Diego State, 1/24
Dion Dixon, Cincinnati vs. Syracuse, 1/23
Victor Rudd Jr., South Florida vs. St. John's, 1/17 (DotY Candidate)
C.J. Fair, Syracuse vs. Pittsburgh, 1/16
TrayVonn Wright, North Dakota State vs. South Dakota, 1/14
Bandja Sy, New Mexico State vs. Utah State, 1/12
Kenny Hall, Tennessee vs. Mississippi State, 1/12
Dezmine Wells, Xavier vs. Duquesne, 1/11
Kadeem Batts, Providence vs. Louisville, 1/10
Karam Mashour, UNLV vs. CS-Bakersfield, 1/6
Tony Snell, New Mexico vs. Houston Baptist, 1/3
Tony Mitchell, Alabama vs. Georgia Tech, 1/3
Trevis Simpson, UNC-Greensboro vs. Miami, 1/2
Orion Outerbridge, Rhode Island vs. Boston College, 1/2
Sam Thompson, Ohio State vs. Indiana, 12/31
DeShon Minnis, Texas Tech vs. Southeastern Louisiana, 12/30
Keith Gabriel, VMI vs. Old Dominion, 12/22
Eric Etherly, Loyola (Md.) vs. Kentucky, 12/22
Chris Evans, Kent State vs. Texas-Arlington, 12/21
P.J. Hairston, North Carolina vs. Texas, 12/21
Robbie Hummel, Purdue vs. IPFW, 12/20
Robert Brown, Virginia Tech vs. North Florida, 12/19
Tony Mitchell, Alabama vs. Kansas State, 12/17
Torye Pelham, Southern Mississippi vs. Ole Miss, 12/17
Quincy Diggs, Akron vs. Florida A&M, 12/17
Anthony Davis, Kentucky vs. Chattanooga, 12/17
Langston Galloway/C.J. Aiken/Ronald Roberts, St. Joseph's vs. Villanova, 12/17
Terrence Ross, Washington vs. UC-Santa Barbara, 12/16
Jared Cunningham, Oregon State vs. Howard, 12/15
Raheem Appleby, Louisiana Tech vs. McNeese State, 12/14
Tony Mitchell, Alabama vs. Detroit, 12/12
Vander Blue, Marquette vs. UW-Green Bay, 12/11
Ronald Roberts, St. Joseph's vs. Creighton, 12/10
Dion Waiters, Syracuse vs. George Washington, 12/10 (DotY Candidate)
Victor Oladipo, Indiana vs. Kentucky, 12/10
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Georgia vs. Georgia Tech, 12/10
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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