If you haven’t seen University of Detroit Mercy junior forward Doug Anderson play, you aren’t looking high enough. With a vertical leap equal to a the Challenger space shuttle, Anderson has throw down a dunk or fifteen this year that have caused jaws to hit the floor.
At six feet, six inches tall, Anderson can often out-rebound guys four and five inches taller than he is simply by jumping over them. He’s already had a Sportscenter top play this year and with a little publicity assistance, he could find himself a regular in the top ten next year. In the waning moments of Detroit Mercy’s open practice Thursday, as they prepare to play Kansas, Anderson was coaxed into showing off his insane dunking ability.
Anderson won’t find himself in the College Slam Dunk Contest this year because it’s reserved for seniors, but I think that’s just an excuse to keep him from making it a “no contest.” In fact, you could have put him up against this year’s NBA dunk contest competitors and he would have stole the show.