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Oregon State’s Jared Cunningham Adds To His Dunk Collection

By 12.16.11

Oregon State Basketball hasn’t been relevant in two decades, since Gary Payton and A.C. Green played in Corvallis. After being No. 1 in the nation and a No. 1 seed in the 1981 NCAA Tournament, the program’s bottom was its 0-18 mark in the Pac-10 in 2008. That led to the hiring of Craig Robinson — brother to First Lady Michelle Obama — as their head coach, whose first recruiting class included athletic guard Jared Cunningham.

Since then the Beavers have taken small steps to being more than a guaranteed W in the Pac-12, including beating Texas in November in New Jersey. One huge reason is Cunningham, a 6-4 junior from Oakland who dropped 37 points on the Longhorns on Nov. 19 and has, to be understated, huge hops.

Check out what he did last night against Howard:

That reverse alley-oop comes almost a year after the first dunk that put him on the map, a put-back against Arizona. If you say, “Kiss the sky” in Corvallis, people will know what you’re talking about.

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