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John Wall

During Kentucky’s route of UNC Asheville — nothing like getting ready to play the big North Carolina school by smashing one of the smaller ones — John Wall provided perhaps the best highlights of Monday night. No offense to Drew Brees or Devrey Henderson. With the game winding down, Wall, who has actually exceeded his preseason hype, caught the ball on the left elbow, behind the 3-point line. As his defender closed out to challenge a potential shot, Wall gave a little head-and-shoulders fake, lost his defender, drove baseline and threw down one of the prettier dunks of the young college basketball season.

Left-handed, no less. Wall is a natural rightie. We have video to prove it, too:

In two of Wall’s last four games, he’s cracked the double-digit assists barrier, and last night’s tally of 14 broke a freshman record for Kentucky. Next up for Wall and his crew are the North Carolina Tar Heels. The Cats and the Heels get after each other on Saturday, and the game will be televised on CBS, as they kick off their college basketball coverage in style.