Found January 10, 2013 on
Illinois Brandon Paul is one of the most underrated players in the country and last night he had one of the best dunks of the college basketball season.
Paul had the ball out near the three point line and then he beat his defender off the dribble and headed to the hoop. Minnesota’s Trevor Mbakwe tried to stop him but Paul went up and dunked on him. Paul was called for the charge but the dunk still counted. It’s even more impressive because Mbakwe is one of the best inside presences in college basketball.
Check out this photo of the dunk by USA Today.
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Thanks to the athleticism of college basketball players, poster dunks happen almost every night in the real of college hoops.
During last night's Minnesota/Illinois tilt, check out Illinois Brandon Paul who rises up to throw down a nasty dunk on Minnesota Trevor Mbakwe:
Interesting postscript: Paul was called for a charge on the play but somehow the basket still counted...
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