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Doug Anderson claims college slam dunk title with jaw-dropping between-the-legs 360

Jeff Eisenberg
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Doug Anderson's mesmerizing final jam wasn't merely the highlight of Thursday night's college slam dunk contest.

The high-flying University of Detroit guard probably eclipsed any of the dunks in the lackluster NBA contest a couple months ago too.

Having already thrown down a reverse slam, a windmill and a between-the-legs dunk in the earlier rounds, Anderson saved his most jaw-dropping material for his final attempt. He hit a between-the-legs 360 slam on his first try, easily outclassing the rest of his competition and immediately setting social media abuzz.

Anderson was probably an unknown to most viewers, but the Detroit senior's above-the-rim finishes have been a staple of Horizon League games for years. This follow dunk from back in November was vicious. So were a couple of his slams against Syracuse in mid-December. And more recently, he almost tore the rim right off the glass in a victory over Cleveland State in February.

Anderson donned a championship belt after Thursday's contest, a deserving honor for college basketball's king of dunkers.

He might not have enough of an all-around game to make an NBA roster, but some team should sign him for a 10-day contract in mid-February. He'd be a tremendous addition to any NBA roster for all-star weekend.

(Thanks for the video, @TheBigLead)

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