Best Dunks of TBT2017

 

#5. D.J. Kennedy vs. Ram Nation (South Finals)

 

Early in the first half of their quarterfinal battle against Ram Nation, Overseas Elite forward D.J. Kennedy drove down the lane and finished with an emphatic lend-handed dunk. Kennedy finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds to help Overseas Elite advance to the semifinals with the 86-79 win.

Kennedy did a little bit of everything in TBT2017, averaging 15.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists to earn All-TBT honors and help Overseas Elite win its third straight TBT title.

Kennedy played college ball at St. Johns from 2007-2011 and has extensive professional experience. He spent time with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2012 and has played on a handful of NBA Summer League rosters. In 2015, Kennedy had a standout season playing in the BBL, the top-tier professional league in Germany. He led the BBL in scoring, was named first-team All-BBL and earned Best Offensive Player honors.

In August, Kennedy signed with Turkish club Pinar Karsiyaka for the 2017–18 season.

 

#4. Reggie Williams vs. Showtime (South First Round)

 

With his team down one with four minutes left to play in the opening round of the South regional, NBA veteran Reggie Williams picked off a Showtime pass and threw down a posterizing dunk to give Ram Nation a 72-71 lead. Williams was great all game for the VCU alumni squad, finishing with 19 points on 6-11 shooting and grabbing three rebounds to help Ram Nation avoid the first round upset with an 82-80 win.

Williams attended Virginia Military Institute where he would lead the NCAA in scoring as a junior and senior. He’s the all-time leading scorer for not only VMI, but the entire state of Virginia. Williams spent seven seasons in the NBA from 2009-2017, totaling 206 career games with the Warriors, Thunder, Bobcats, Spurs and Pelicans.

 

#3 Javontae Hawkins vs. Seven City Grain (South First Round)

 

Javontae Hawkins brought Curry Arena to its feet suring the first round of the South regional when he drove down the right side of the paint and finished strong through some serious contact. The and-one dunk gave Tampa Bulls a double-digit lead in a game they eventually won 94-88. Hawkins finished with 15 points and five rebounds.

After spending a season at both Fordham (14.0 ppg) and Eastern Kentucky (17.0 ppg), Hawkins tranfered to South Florida where he would finish out the final two seasons of his college career. This July, Hawkins signed with the Salon Vilpas Vikings in Finland for the 2017-18 season.

 

#2 Jeffrey Crockett vs. Washington Generals (South First Round)

 

It didn’t take long for Jeffrey Crockett to establish himself as one of the highest fliers in all of TBT with dunks like the one he pulled out in the first round against the rebuilt Washington Generals. Crockett caught an outlet pass with a wide open court and wasn’t going to waste the opportunity – throwing down a huge windmill with ease. The contest-worthy dunk was part of a solid 12 points, three rebound performance in a 76-72 win for his Matadors.

Crockett played his college ball at Texas Tech from 2009-14 and shined in his final two years in Lubbock. As a junior, he averaged 11.9 points and 6.5 rebounds before upping his points average to 13.9 as a senior.

 

#1 Jalen Reynolds vs. The Pearl 31’s (West First Round)

 

You’ve got to love rewarding the big man for running the floor, but it’s even better when he throws in a smooth behind-the-back pass in the process. With Armored Athlete way ahead of The Pearl 31s in the first round in the West, Jalen Reynolds handled the ball on the fast break and dropped a behind-the-back pass to Garrett Sim. Sim then lobbed the ball back to Reynolds for a monster two hand dunk that ended with Reynolds’ feet on the backboard.

Reynolds played four season at Villanova (2012-2016) and had his best season a sophomore, averaging 9.9 points and 6.1 rebounds while earning Big East All-Tournament honors. In 2016, he played professionally in Italy for U.S. Basket Recanati where he averaged 17.9 points and 7.9 rebounds. Reynolds has since transferred to Italy’s top-tier professional league, Serie A, to play with Pallacanesto Reggiana.