Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 at 2:47 pm  |  63 responses

Video: Top 50 NCAA Dunks Of All Time

Looking for reasons to get excited for upcoming college season? How about the possibility of catching a vicious sky-walking dunk live? They happen every season, in every neck of America, in every division.

Watch this mix in its 14-minute epic entirety. Even the honorable mentions make most SLAMadadays seem like backyard horseplay.

And don’t sleep on all the hard work that made this mix possible. Mixst311 started to compile footage over two years ago. This summer, he handed the footage to two of the best mixmakers in the game (Damnshow — editing; and Venom — color correction/restoration) to make it all vivid as possible. This is truly a project of passion, which clearly turned out to be something unlike anything we’ve ever seen:

Bonus: Here’s Mixst311 on the process of making this epic mix: “I started working on this project over two years ago after I had a growing interest in rare dunk footage. Finding these dunks wasn’t easy. I read hours and hours of fan comments on college basketball forums, watched thousands of YouTube videos, and read hundreds of articles, to track down dunks I’ve never heard of before then. After finding a dunk that sounded good, I had to figure out the date and then find someone who carried the game. I talked with many college game traders and game collectors, a few players themselves, and a handful of universities. DeAngelo Newson, who played for the Southern Utah Thunderbirds from 2003 to 2005, was actually willing to send me his college highlight reel of which I used two dunks for the video. It was a lot of work, but it was definitely worth it to see all these nasty dunks and share them with the world.”

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  • Red

    Boom goes the dynamite.

  • Czechmate


  • http://thacorner.net/forums Kevin

    Wow Stackhouse’s jam was just honorable mention

  • http://www.euroleague.net/competition/players/showplayer?clubcode=oly&pcode=AQU GIANNIS BOUROUSIS


  • hangtime Hec

    Send it in JEROME!

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    Someone tell me they saw that Shaq dunk at No. 22.

  • http://www.euroleague.net/competition/players/showplayer?clubcode=oly&pcode=AQU GIANNIS BOUROUSIS

    dunks that should have been much higher: 43,36,33,31,12. Happy to see again Melvin “the helicopter” Levett, and hearing the “secreterian”(greatest horse ever) comment for Dirk.!! As for one, “send it in Jerome”!!!
    No Jordan though. neither the “best college dunker ever” Darrel Griffith…

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    I ain’t even gonna quibble over the rankings. I’m just going to thank this gentleman for helping me waste 15 minutes at work in a most enjoyable way. Thank you sir.

  • http://twitter.com/smk73 SMK

    #23 Maxiell just CRUSHES that poor dude.

    #16 aka the Texas Teabag

    that whole thing was ill.. nice work fellas.

  • rob stewart

    I used to wear jersey #2 when I played at Mizzou. So when I saw dunk 17 I felt like it was me. Thx for this video SLAM.

  • bentherealdeal

    Omg crazy vdo, Love the two dunk bye warrick and the number 2 oh god! great video

  • abaci

    Nice job that was awesome. Congrats. I really liked
    # 36 and # 21. # 15 seemed tame and out of place.
    Yea Ryan i saw Shaq hahaha ILL! Dear god #12 was brutal.

  • Sejackson
  • clockwork

    That was awesome!I didn’t know Kerry Kittles could get up like that…

  • http://eastofeden55@hotmail.com Waggle

    HAHA. Amazing. Loved #30. Drop step and smash. Lol.

  • Loaf

    its messing up! wont play properly… not happy!

    this mix is disgusting i want to watch the whole dam thing you tube you cuuuuuuuuunts!

  • gurkirat

    not one dunk in this video was done by a white person

  • WangChung

    Man, how would you even rank these? What happened to JR Ryder? I know he put plenty of dudes on posters.

  • Kid Dynamite

    @gurkirat-I know hahaha! I thought one would pop up somewhere but alas….
    The mix is fiiiiilthy!!!!!!! hands down.

  • logues

    before i watch this, vince carter better be on here atleast once

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    …who remembers Ishmael Muhammad from Georgia Tech….one of the legendary NCAA dunkers that will probably be forgotten.

  • JTaylor21

    ^^^gurkirat so what you’re trying to say is that “white man can’t jump”.

  • tavoris

    I didn’t watch at all. Was Darvin Ham’s shattering the backboard #1? If not…then meh.

    Oh yeah..did they throw Michael Wilson in there…he has a 51-in vert

  • spit hot fiyah

    Ismaeel Muhammad was SICK WITH IT!!!

  • The Philosopher

    My EGO is stroked.
    I called it with The Jerome Lane Dunk!
    Anyways, shout out to Lester Earl.
    Dirk Minnifield is my dude.
    I’ve shouted him out on these threads.
    Absolutely brilliant video!

  • Robb
  • http://Www.dimemag.com Royal

    I have no comment on the Hakim Warrick dunk…..

  • arjae828

    def missing some steve francis dunks. he was one of the sickest in college.

  • nastierthanu4

    i haven’t watched it but if jerome lane isn’t in the top 5 I’m gonna be pissed.

  • http://onemoreandigottago.blogspot.com Zak_Knutson13

    @clockwork that’s exactly what I was thinking.

  • doppler

    Just buss’ed a nut watching this.

  • Jacob (from Australia)

    #45 reminds me of Slamball?

    And Hakim Warrick, that is just plain silly. I’m utterly perplexed as to how that was even possible.

  • Benjamin Stone

    Haven’t even watched it yet, but thanks in advance. I know how much work this stuff can be. One quibble would be if there’s no Jordan, like someone said above, because his killer game-ending swinging cradle dunk against Maryland one year was sick: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMOlqgoHgPE (wish it was better footage, but it’s good enough!)

  • chrisneww

    suuucha good video. every single jam is VICIOUS


    yo what were the names of the tracks in that video?

  • Jess

    OH MY LORD ! THAT Kerry Kittles dunk was a monstrosity oh man

  • http://gmail dirty frank

    Awesome. Thank you. & that first Warrick dunk…wierd. Looks like his arm extends in the middle of the dunk.

  • C-Mac

    I can’t believe that Jordan and Stackhouse’s dunks were only honourable mentions…

  • Dagsby

    That was some of the sickest shit I have ever seen, but I’m feeling a bit sorry for all the white boys getting dunked on. Used as props…

  • http://deleted KH10

    sick video, but guys need to stop trying to take a charge while stood under the rim you will end up with nuts in your face! either jump or get the F out of the way!

  • drdunkenstein

    This video is just filled with awesome dunks. I never knew some many guys got completely jumped over and then crammed on. Amazing.

  • unrel

    chick hearn calling number 5?

  • HD

    vince carter only had 1 highlight reel dunk in college? i trust this top 50 but aren’t we missing something???

  • Nomad33

    Great Video. I always tease the dude that Jerome Lane immortalized in his dunk. He’s famous for the wrong reasons lol

  • http://thephotoriot.com davidR

    a lot of the dudes trying to take charges ended up getting knee’d in the face, ouch!

  • http://thephotoriot.com davidR

    off the top of my head, some of them are (instrumental):
    jay-z – a million and one stories
    method man – even if
    mos def – bboy document

  • BostonBaller

    chitty chitty bang bang

  • windowlicker_son

    #32 Carlon Brown! Utes!

  • ConeyIslander

    Great video!

  • chase

    slam did royal wrong by putting a poster of that warrick dunk, (aka the texas teabag)*credit SMK, in the same issue that they put in an article about Royal being underrated and a great defender. Well deserved article at the time btw.

  • HT

    @Jacob first thing i thought of after seeing #45

  • PlanetAsia14

    Thank you, I loved this mix, too good.

  • http://facebook.com/jray2009 Jray

    @Robb Yes he can.. Henrys from my hometown and his dunks were on par with some great nba dunkers

  • str8 from samoa

    this is da best dunk mix i have seen in awhile!

  • http://www.slamdunk.ro drogo

    the #1 elaborated dunk mix ever!

  • Saku 39

    Awesome work. Really liked the Transformers beat.

    Would have liked to have seen Rodney Rogers 360, but you can’t get them all.


  • Hussman25

    The Ishmail Muhammad dunk wasnt even his best; in my top 10 college dunkers list.

  • Jon Riggs

    blakely #10 baby!

  • mike tobin

    Glaring omission–’94 Glenn Robinson over Greg Ostertag in the midst of a 44-point performance in a regional semifinal

  • J The Superfan

    I was there LIVE when Kittles made that dunk at the Big East tourney. He launched himself fromn the foul line! UNREAL!

  • Kevin Clark

    Only one glaring omission – Keyon Dooling vs. KU

  • http://j7logan@yahoo.com j7logan

    Does anyone know the name of the track at the 3:50 mark? The one with the transformer sound?

  • tkiller

    So, no Danny Green over Paula?

    No Hansbrough over Kenny George? Psycho-T dunks DIRECTLY on a guy who’s 7’7″, and -> nothing?