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

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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