Whenever my friends and I are playing pickup ball, I tell them “I wish I could dunk.” After watching the likes of LeBron James, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan effortlessly spring into the air and throw down a rim-ratting jam that gets the crowd riled up, how could you not want to?
Well after seeing UNLV commit Derrick Jones slam home this ridiculous windmill from the free-throw line, I think the idea of dunking is a retired one for me. This kid has got some serious juice with the bounce, juice that must’ve spilled out of my genetic container.
Windmill from the free throw line ? pic.twitter.com/otDtAIDrV8
— Shifty1st Basketball (@Shifty1st) May 10, 2015
Jones is definitely someone I’ll keep an eye on during his tenure at UNLV. Watching him cram home something nasty on the opposition’s head ensures bragging rights for not only me, but the City of Philadelphia as well. Someone better cue up the “PHILLLLLLY” chants, or tell Meek Mill to throw Jones’ name in a bar. We’ve always proudly repped our own (unless your name is Kobe Bryant,) and we will continue to do so with Jones. Best of luck in the future Derrick and keep hooping!