The 2017 NCAA Tournament has yet to feature a buzzer-beater, and there hasn’t been a bracket-busting upset, but we now have at least one unbelievable highlight.
Early in the second half of SMU’s game against USC on Friday, Mustangs forward Semi Ojeleye threw down a putback dunk that may be the best slam we’ll see this month.
Holy cow, he gets up high. Ojeleye basically made a one-handed putback over a defender look easy and casual.
Here’s the dunk from a couple more angles.
Ojeleye’s dunk came at a time when USC was threatening SMU’s lead and helped spark a Mustangs counter-run.
After averaging 18.9 points per game this season, Ojeleye has already surpassed that total Friday, as SMU has opened up a bit of a cushion midway through the second half. The junior transfer from Duke been the best player on the floor, and he now has the best dunk of the tournament.