Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Deron and the Hokies

First off, all I have to say is..."Wow." That game last night was unreal. We have never played such good basketball as we did in the first half against Wake. We had 47 legitimate points in the first half. It's not because we kept getting fouled and took 30 free throws, as has been the case in the past. We scored almost all of those points (44) from the floor.

To add to the magic of the evening, it was senior night, and Deron Washington had a career game. He added at least three more highlites to his astounding resume. He has been tabbed "the most well-known dunker in college basketball". He earned his worth one last time in what might be (barring an NIT home game) his last game defending the Cassell. Whether it was the dunk in traffic where he floated an extra 5 feet to pipe the ball, his wide open alley oop, or that crazy drive to the lane that resulted in a layup, he made it a show en route to a 22-point, 13-rebound performance, shooting 8-13 from the floor.

The rest of the Hokies didn't disappoint either. Jeff Allen, Dorenzo Hudson, Hank Thorns, and Deron all hit uncharacteristic three-balls. Vassallo was a scoring machine. It was definitely a huge statement win on the way to earning our berth in the Big Dance (March Madness, for those who don't know the lingo, is the top-tier NCAA postseason basketball tournament).

In other basketball news, Deron has been announced as a competitor in the 2008 college dunk competition during Final Four weekend in San Antonio.

This dunk is a secret preview of what we might see from him in the competition. If you read the article I linked above, you will see that Deron is looking for ideas for dunks. He's tinkering with a few good ones, but needs some help from fans to win this one.

Send along your ideas if you have any. At least to me, and if they are good, I'll relay them. Or go straight to the DC Sports Bog. Whatever you want.

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