Originally posted on The Dagger  |  Last updated 11/15/11
It's rare for a player to attempt an off-the-glass slam in a game setting rather than a dunk contest, but San Diego State's Jamaal Franklin pulled it off twice during Saturday's 70-37 rout of Southern Utah. First Franklin leaked out in transition ahead of the defense, took a feed from teammate LaBradford Franklin and lobbed the ball off the backboard to himself for a two-handed slam. Later guard Chase Tapley made an unselfish albeit risky play on a fast break, passing up an uncontested layup to make a backboard pass to Franklin for another crowd-pleasing two-handed slam. The Southern Utah game marked Franklin's return from a brief suspension after a DUI arrest in September. The sophomore guard has buoyed hopes that this will be a breakout season for him so far, following up a 13-point effort against Southern Utah by blitzing UC Davis for 31 points on Sunday afternoon. If Franklin can continue to shoot well from the perimeter against Baylor's 2-3 zone in Waco on Tuesday, it would b...
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