Watch: Junior-college player throws down vicious, one-handed jam
There was nothing junior about this dunk.
Davion Benton of Harper College in Palatine, Ill., ran the floor on Wednesday as the trailer on a 3-on-1 fast break opportunity and he finished with a flourish.
That lone defender didn’t have a chance.
College of DuPage recovered, however, and escaped with a 76-70 win.
Benton’s dunk provided a highlight in an otherwise dreary season for the Hawks, who fell to 9-18 with the loss.
The freshman forward is the team’s second-leading scorer at 13.9 points per game and leads the club with 10.7 rebounds per game.
Benton, a 6'5, 195-pound forward from Chicago, scored more than 1,000 points in his career at Alcott College Prep and played in the Chicago Public Schools All-Star Game.
Even if he never sets foot on a professional court, Benton will always have this clip, which was good enough to make ESPN's SportsCenter.
And, heck, it only used up eight seconds of his 15 minutes of fame.