Sky-High Hops

The quality of the video is not the greatest, but UNLV forward Jarvis Basnight’s soaring dunk over University of Pacific defender James Gleaves on Jan. 30, 1988, might be the most spectacular jam in college basketball history. Heck, the video is even titled “Best College Hoops Play Ever.” When one man flies over the head of another, it’s hard to disagree.

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