The Eastern Kentucky Colonels basketball team held their annual Hoopfest on Wednesday, and the event lived up to its name. Junior guard Marcus lewis nailed a jam worthy of the NBA’s dunk contest.
With a teammate standing under the rim holding a ball, Lewis ran in from behind the basket. He leaped over the holder, grabbed the ball in mid-air, and threw it down. Picture Vince Carter jumping over Frédéric Weis, coupled with Harold Miner’s 1993 double-clutch dunk, and you get the picture.
Not bad for an EKU player. I’m sure even Coach Calipari in Lexington is impressed.