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Video: Brandon Jennings off the backboard dunk

Posted on: July 20, 2011 8:32 pm
Edited on: July 20, 2011 8:50 pm
Posted by Ben Golliver.

Milwaukee Bucks point guard Brandon Jennings is the type of young point guard who operates on the poles. His play is sensational or cringe-inducing, brilliant or regrettable. He's not yet reliable as a shooter, shot selecter or distributor, but he's still 21 years old, one of the quickest players in the league and extremely fast with the ball in his hands.

He needs to develop and progress as he enters his third NBA season -- he admitted as much recently in a recent Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel interview -- but the 6-foot-1 Jennings is capable of putting together a highlight-reel dunk on par with anyone in the league, regardless of size. 

The Baltimore Sun reports that Jennings showed up at Baltimore's Carmelo Anthony Youth Development Center on Monday night, where he delivered a ridiculous above-the-rim dunk that set the crowd off. Jennings gathers a defensive rebound and dribbles up in transition, opting to throw the basketball off the backboard to himself as he reaches the three-point line. As he cruises past a pair of defenders in the paint, Jennings rises high to catch the pass and slam the ball through the rim with two-hands. His dunk elicits elation, as two hefty gentlemen dance around on the court before bumping bellies.

Here's the look at the video courtesy of YouTube user HoopMixTape.

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