Toronto Raptors

DeMar DeRozan Executes Sick 360 Layup vs. Portland Trail Blazers

MEMPHIS, TN - NOVEMBER 13: DeMar DeRozan #10 of the Toronto Raptors looks on during the game against the Memphis Grizzlies on November 13, 2013 at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Dan FavaleFeatured ColumnistNovember 17, 2013

DeMar DeRozan doesn't make all his shots, but the ones that go down sure look good.

Late in the second quarter of the Toronto Raptors' game against the Portland Trail Blazers, DeRozan put in this gravity-defying 360-degree layup, spinning right around the outstretched arms of LaMarcus Aldridge:

He gets extra style points for sticking with the play even after Jonas Valanciunas was stripped of the ball. Kyle Lowry picked up the rock and found a streaking DeRozan going baseline, and we're lucky he did.

Pencil this in as an official Layup of the Year candidate, since it's not every day we're left pining for posters of a play that didn't end with a vicious slam.   

 

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