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Keifer Sykes' self-windmill alley-oop dazzles even Chris Paul

Jeff Eisenberg
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Even though most of Keifer Sykes' gravity-defying dunks last season came via alley-oop passes from his teammates, the high-flying Green Bay guard doesn't need help from anyone else to deliver a memorable slam.

Sykes proved that this past weekend at CP3 Elite Guard Camp when he completed one of the better self alley-oop slams we've seen in recent years.

Standing well behind the top of the key, Sykes lobbed the ball high in the air, sprinted toward the rim and caught it in midair. The 5-foot-11 rising senior then finished the play with a windmill jam so spectacular that it drew gasps and applause from many of the other campers and even inspired a congratulatory high five from Chris Paul himself.

Those familiar with mid-major basketball are probably well aware that Sykes isn't known only for his dunks.

He averaged 20.3 points, 4.4 rebounds and 4.9 assists for a Green Bay team that ran away with the Horizon League title last season but missed out on the NCAA tournament after falling in the conference tournament semifinals. Expect to see plenty more of Sykes this season because, while the Phoenix lost standout center Alec Brown, they return enough talent to be among the favorites in the Horizon League again.

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Jeff Eisenberg is the editor of The Dagger on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at daggerblog@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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