Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Mad Hops

Travis Leslie jumps and dunks kind of like me, back before the injury (cough, cough).

It was good to see that the AJC video of the area slam dunk contest was still available. Over 16,000 people cast votes in the AJC's best high school dunker competition. Leslie won by 500 votes over Derrick Favors.

Leslie has mad hops, a level of athleticism that UGA has not had in a long while. Maybe Mike Mercer. Maybe.

But I'm looking forward to seeing what happens this year. Chris Barnes, Ebuka Anyaorah, Travis Leslie, Albert Jackson, Jeremy Price, Howard Thompkins. All these guys can get up and finish above the rim. There should be plenty of dunks to satisfy UGA's hoops fans. Hopefully, all of Felton's players are working hard on strength and conditioning so that they can run faster and rise higher.

If you haven't seen the video of Leslie, I hope you like it. Besides Leslie, who goes first, other Atlanta area athletes are featured, including UGA recruit, Derrick Favors.

Come to think of it, if Georgia gets Favors, then three of the slam dunk competitors (Leslie, Favors and Brandon Boykin) will be in Athens next year. Be sure to watch the videos of Favors and Boykin. Boykin is very impressive at 5' 10". Although he has enough challenges in his life, playing cornerback for Richt, I hope Boykins walks on to the basketball team after football is all wrapped up. Not much chance he will, but the guy can play, and we might need some extra depth at point guard.

Enjoy the video.



Anonymous said...

Great site. What have you been hearing about the team? Thanks!

DaugMan said...

I hope to hear something after this weekend to see how everybody is holding up, as well as how the Derrick Favors visit went. I heard that Terrance Shannon is also visiting, so this could be an extremely important weekend for the future of Georgia basketball.