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Josh Perkins’ first dunk stymied by unexpected defender

UPDATED: Sat., March 25, 2017

Gonzaga forward Zach Collins (32) celebrates with Gonzaga guard Josh Perkins (13) after Xavier was called for a foul during the first half an NCAA Elite Eight game, Sat., March 25, 2017, in San Jose. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)
Gonzaga forward Zach Collins (32) celebrates with Gonzaga guard Josh Perkins (13) after Xavier was called for a foul during the first half an NCAA Elite Eight game, Sat., March 25, 2017, in San Jose. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins swiped a pass and was racing downcourt for his first collegiate dunk.

Teammates constantly needle Perkins because the 6-3 sophomore guard hasn’t dunked in a game, but that was about to change when he crossed halfcourt. As he closed in on the basket he found an unexpected defender: A young lady sweeping the lane.

“I was like Final Four and first dunk in college,” said Perkins, who settled for a layup. “I slowed down when I saw her. I was confused when I looked up, like, ‘What is she doing?’ She was doing her job, but I was a little fast.”

Freshman forward Rui Hachimura, an acrobatic dunker, put the teasing aside for a moment to confirm that Perkins can dunk.

“I can dunk in warm-ups and practice, I can do all the tricks,” Perkins said. “That was going to be the one that would shut them up. It’ll come.”



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