Of course the highlight of every school’s Midnight Madness is the annual dunk contest. We have seen creativity taken to a whole new level this pre-season with a number of amazing jams and throw-downs, most namely Andre Dawkins skying over a freshman at Duke and Pepperdine’s Keion Bell setting a record by dunking over 7 people.
But one incoming freshman from Indiana University, named Victor Olapido has one-upped Bell by dunking over 8 people. That’s right,………8 people. Ok, he cheats a little, but when will the madness stop?
Victor is an under the radar 3 star prospect(rated #144 by Rivals) who is arguably one of the most athletic shooting guards in the nation. He gained some national notoriety by winning a National HS Dunk Contest as a senior. Certainly Coach Crean is looking for big things out of the 6‘4 Olapido, as he comes highly regarded from the legendary DeMatha HS in the Washington DC area.
Victor, along with fellow incoming freshman Will Sheehey should provide a breath of fresh air for a program still struggling to compete in a tough Big 10 Conference. He should provide immediate help for returning team leaders, including injured leading scorer last season Christian Watford, Maurice Creek, and senior Verdell Jones III.
Check out Olapido Putting in an impressive performance, including dunking over 8 people (6:01 minute mark) to win the Hoosier Hysteria Dunk Contest:
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Allen Moll has been a lifelong NBA and NCAA College Basketball fan who watches and studies games religiously, and coaches youth basketball in his native Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. Allen also provides content to Bleacherreport.com, Upperdeckblog.com, in addition to being a tenured NBA and NCAA columnist for TheHoopDoctors.com.