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Dunk of the Year Candidate: UAPB’s Savalace Towsend

Jeff Eisenberg
The Dagger

It took four days for video to surface, but a spectacular dunk from Saturday's matchup between Arkansas Pine Bluff and Grambling State is finally receiving the nationwide attention it deserves.

Midway through the first half of his team's 60-55 loss, Arkansas Pine Bluff senior Savalace Towsend zooms by his man off the dribble from well beyond the top of the key and drives full speed at the rim. When 6-foot-7 Bryant Purvis bravely stands his ground and attempts to draw a charge, Towsend soars over the top of him and delivers a vicious one-handed jam that would make even Blake Griffin proud.

Had a dunk like that happened in a nationally televised game between two prominent teams, it would have hit YouTube within minutes and been featured on "SportsCenter" that night. This one amazingly still only had 303 views on YouTube as of Tuesday morning simply because both Arkansas Pine Bluff and Grambling State toil in near anonymity.

Arkansas Pine Bluff is 3-19 overall and 2-7 in the SWAC. Grambling State is just a tick better at 3-16 overall and 3-6 in the SWAC. Well, at least the Tigers got a rare victory on Saturday and the Golden Lions produced a highlight that will be talked about on campus for a while.

(Thanks, Ballin' is a Habit)

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