Apparently, these also-ran tournaments are where are all the highlight-worthy dunks are at — at least until tomorrow. What we have here is Wyoming center Adam Waddell and his steal/breakaway two-handed dunk attempt. Actually, the attempt was successful; however, the landing? Not so much. Waddell didn’t hang on the rim long enough, so his momentum took him head-over-heels, causing him to flip in the air and land on his neck. And his back. Kind of like Ezal from the Friday movie. Waddell’s dunk/flip/fall comes on the heels of Syracuse’s Kristof Ongenaet, who had the same thing happen to him against Louisville.
Unfortunately for Ongenaet, his landing evidently wasn’t as successful as Waddell’s. Waddell got up laughing while Ongenaet, well, didn’t. Oddly enough, both teams with the flipping white guy dunkers lost their respective games. The Orange lost the Big East title game to the Cardinals and Wyoming got beat by two point last night.
Evidently, these kinds of dunks don’t help your team’s victory cause. Oh well, it’s good highlight fodder.