Dunk of the Year nominee: Markel Brown’s spinning alley-oop slam

Jeff Eisenberg
November 16, 2013

In case anyone wasn't already aware Markel Brown is one of college basketball's premier dunkers, the springy Oklahoma State guard offered further evidence Friday night. Brown caught a long alley-oop pass from guard Phil Forte facing away from the basket, spun in the air and threw down a one-handed jam, highlighting Oklahoma State's 97-63 victory against overmatched Arkansas Pine Bluff. TV cameras caught Brown waving his hand in front of his face as he backpedaled down the floor, a gesture he explained to the Oklahoman after the game. “Nasty,” Brown said. “My teammates told me to do that. ‘When you get a dunk, you've got to wave your nose like that, because it's nasty.' So I did it for them.”

Previous Dunk of the Year nominees:

VMI forward Jordan Weethee's poster slam

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