Louisville Men’s Basketball’s Behanan Wins Dunk of the Year Contest

By: Ira Green - Louisville Athletic Media Relations
By: Ira Green - Louisville Athletic Media Relations

ATLANTA – University of Louisville men’s basketball sophomore Chane Behanan was named the winner of the Pepsi MAX Dunk of the Year award, Chicago-based company Intersport announced on Thursday evening during the State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships on ESPN.

Along with Behanan, the other finalists consisted of Detroit’s Doug Anderson, High Point’s John Brown, and Baylor’s Cory Jefferson. The contest was determined in a week-long finals round.

Against the Blue Demons on Feb. 27, Behanan picked off a pass late in the first half and threw down a one-handed dunk over DePaul guard Worrel Clahar. Behanan elevated and his knee reached Clahar's chin before the Louisville forward finished the jam. Clahar was whistled for a blocking foul after the basket.

This season, Behanan has recorded 57 dunks, just two shy of Pervis Ellison’s 1987-88 school record. A Cincinnati, Ohio, native, Behanan is averaging 9.6 points and 6.3 rebounds per game, and he has registered 52 steals.

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