Savalace Townsend's dunk against Grambling State this week wasn't just one of the greatest dunks we've seen in basketball this season.
It may be one of the greatest dunks ever seen in college basketball.
Townsend, a 6'3" guard out of Arkansas Pine-Bluff, does not only do a lot of things well, he proved he's one of the best dunkers in college basketball the other night.
Townsend not only took off from near the free-throw line, he dunked over 6'7" Bryant Purvis—when Purvis was trying to take a charge in the middle of the key.
It's the kind of dunk that gets you widespread national attention, regardless of your overall game. The thing is, Townsend is averaging 17.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.4 steals this season for the Golden Lions.
We've already seen some show-stoppers in basketball this season, courtesy of Blake Griffin and LeBron James. But Townsend's dunk came out of nowhere, making it onto numerous Web sites and instantly thrusting him into the national spotlight.
To be fair, Townsend did shoot 4-of-15 in that game and he obviously needs some work on his jumper. But a guy with this kind of athletic ability will undoubtedly attract scouts' attention. We've seen players make it into the NBA who impressed primarily because of their athletic ability. I'm not saying Townsend will, but hey, it could happen.
One thing's for sure: Townsend gave us one of the best dunks we've ever seen in college basketball and you can bet his highlight will be remembered for a long, long time.