University of Northern Colorado guard Jordan Davis is posterizing everybody

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Northern Colorado’s <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/ncaaf/players/251103/" data-ylk="slk:Jordan Davis">Jordan Davis</a> had some dazzling dunks in Friday’s Big Sky tournament game against Montana. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Northern Colorado’s Jordan Davis had some dazzling dunks in Friday’s Big Sky tournament game against Montana. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Attention all college basketball players: Do not try to jump with the University of Northern Colorado’s Jordan Davis. If you see him coming down the lane, get out of the way. If you don’t you will be posterized.

On Friday night in the semifinals of the Big Sky Tournament, Montana big man Fabijan Krslovic didn’t get the memo. It ended badly.

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Scott Van Pelt declared it the dunk of the year.


That monster jam came on the heels of another Davis slam from just a few days earlier, in the opening round of the conference tournament.


Davis’ backstory is nearly as wild as his throwdowns on the court. Born and raised in Las Vegas, Davis is now considered an American-Azerbaijani in terms of basketball nationality after discovering a strange FIBA rule.

From Luke Winn’s 2017 SI.com article : “FIBA rules allow countries to suit up one, naturalized dual-citizen per competition. Countries with flexible naturalization policies have, in the past, used this allowance to add American pros to their senior squads.”

Azerbaijan had been looking for a guard with scoring ability, and Davis fit the bill perfectly. He was naturalized and ended up playing in the 2017 FIBA U20 Championships – B Division with the Azerbaijanis, averaging 26.8 points per game.

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In the States, Davis has been equally impressive, and with dunks like those, it’s easy to see why his head coach, Jeff Linder, compares his style of play to Russell Westbrook. An All-Big Sky third teamer, Davis averaged 15.8 points per game this season on 51.8 percent shooting. Unfortunately for Davis — and all people hoping to see more of his rim-rockers — these dunks won’t be coming to March Madness. The Bears couldn’t quite pull off the upset, falling to Montana, the conference’s top seed, in a 91-89 overtime heartbreaker in the semifinals.

The good news? Davis is only a junior, which gives you one more year to tune into as much Big Sky conference action as possible.

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