Watch Jamaal Franklin dunk off his own alley-oop pass (Video)


Jamaal Franklin, a 6-5 guard at San Diego State, did something Wednesday night that you rarely see in an organized game of basketball, be it on the college or pro level: He threw down a dunk by passing it to himself off the backboard.

Very impressive stuff considering he was running at full speed in transition and decided to make the pass from the three-point line.

Some bloggers are calling it the dunk of the year. ESPN’s SportsCenter made it the No. 1 highlight on Wednesday night.


Franklin is a junior who began his high school playing days at Serrano High in Phelan, where he led the state in scoring at 31.7 points a game, before transferring to Westwind Prep in Phoenix for his senior season.

He played about eight minutes a game as a freshman for the Aztecs, when they went 34-3. He averaged 17.4 points and 7.9 rebounds last season, when he was the Mountain West Conference player of the year.

So the highlight above and other clips you can find of him on YouTube are no flukes. He will play in the NBA in the near future.


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