Javonte Douglas has unleashed the dunk heard round the world.
The JuCo player from College of Central Florida was captured on video throwing down an absolutely monstrous dunk in a recent game, one that had more than half of his body above the rim.
In a grainy video, one of Javonte’s teammates misses a mid-range jumpshot that sends the rebound high in the air. Rather than waiting for it to come down, Javonte Douglas decided instead to jump nearly out of the gym, catching the ball more than a foot above the rim and slamming it down.
The video has quickly gone viral, shared on basketball message board and picked up by sports blogs nationwide. Many people seem to be in disbelief of the dunk, which looks like something out of the NBA Jam video game.
“It’s not the best video quality, but as you can see, Douglas nearly kills himself as he dunks over three guys — include someone on his own team — on a tip-dunk,” noted CollegeBasketballTalk writer Rob Dauster. “And yes, that’s his face at rim level.”
Javonte Douglas has taken an interesting path to junior college. A member of the class of 2012, the 6-foot-8 forward from Charlotte, North Carolina, decided against going to prep school after high school and instead played at Hill College in Texas. While there he put up some impressive numbers, but his basketball future is unclear.
Though Javonte Douglas has interest from some big basketball programs, he’s having a hard time deciding where the bring his talents. He’s already committed and decommitted to both Southern Miss and Central Florida in the past year.
He might have the chance for more publicity thanks to the unreal slam, which many are calling the dunk of the year.
— Paul DeFlorio (@Pill_Osiris) November 5, 2013
VIDEO: Javonte Douglas climbs the ladder for the early candidate for putback dunk of the year. http://t.co/ShyK3XDLYg
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 4, 2013
Javonte Douglas remain officially undeclared on his basketball future, but whatever college he chooses may want to reinforce their rims before he gets to campus.