C.J. Wilkerson plays for North Carolina Central University, which shares space with a more famous school in Durham, North Carolina. While they may not be the program their same-town brothers are, in Wilkerson, NCCU has a dunker who’s every bit as explosive as his Duke counterparts. While his Eagles wound up losing to Oklahoma — they made the Sooners earn it, however, 71-63 — Wilkerson’s dunk needs to be acknowledged along with all the the other early-season smashes that are being raved over.
I’ll wait patiently until a Duke player outdoes Wilkerson’s dunk. Until that time, the title of “most authoritative dunker in Durham” belongs to him, and by default, Durham’s “other” team.
As for contenders for Wilkerson’s crown, my money’s on Nolan Smith.