Golden Gophers’ Rodney Williams Gives Us This Ridiculous Putback Dunk (Video)

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The Minnesota Golden Gophers aren’t really a college basketball powerhouse. In the last 20 years they’ve only made seven appearances in the NCAA Tournament, but four of those seasons (1994-1999) were later forfeited due to NCAA violations, and their most recent appearance came in 2010.

However, the Gophers are looking pretty strong this year. They’re 7-1 so far, with a win over #19 Memphis and their only loss coming at the hands of a formidable-looking #2 Duke.

The reasons for their early success? Well, you have to attribute it to their experienced and athletic roster. There are only two freshmen on the squad right now, compared to three juniors and four seniors. And last night one of those seniors showed what experience and pure athleticism can do.

Playing the Florida State Seminoles, senior forward Rodney Williams, who is 6’7″ and 200 pounds, set the tone early. He scored the first basket of the game just a minute in on an incredible putback dunk.

Take a look:

I guess there’s no doubt that this kid was sufficiently warmed up and ready to go.

The Gophers went on to win 77-68. And if this amazing play was a sign of things to come, Minnesota is going to give traditional Big Ten powers Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan all sorts of trouble this year. So look out.

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