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Perrion Callandret flashes dunking athleticism in Idaho’s first Big Sky road game

Idaho sophomore guard Perrion Callandret has been a perplexing player for the Vandals through the first year and a half of his collegiate career. A raw yet talented high school shooting guard, he featured on a good Bothell, Wash. team that also had the Minnesota Timberwolve's Zach LaVine on it. 

He was particularly known for his prolific ability for one-hand jams. 

We haven't seen it a ton at Idaho. In fact, we haven't seen much of Callandret on the court at all. After flirting with the starting lineup as a freshman, he only played 12.5 minutes per game last season.

Callandret played 20 minutes in last Thursday's 79-76 loss at Sacramento State, contributing 11 points and this thunderous dunk. 

Idaho coach Don Verlin and teammates have said Callandret's biggest problem preventing him from getting minutes and being a consistent contributor has been confidence. Dunking over a 6-foot-11 dude might be a bit of a confidence builder. 

Callandret might be the most athletic player on the roster. Currently, he averages 20.5 minutes per game and 6.8 points per game. He contributed eight points in Idaho's loss to Eastern Washington on Jan. 10. It would be a big boost for an already good offensive team for the sophomore to continue to grow into a scoring threat off the bench to give Sekou Wiggs and Connor Hill more in-game rest during the grueling conference slate.

It'd also be entertaining for Cowan Spectrum crowds for Callandret to bring those one-hand jams back to Moscow. 



Sean Kramer
Sean Kramer is a freelance correspondent who covers the University of Idaho football team and men's basketball team.





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