ESPN’s top-10 plays, recognition from USA Today and what seemed the whole college basketball world, Obinna Oleka’s alley-oop throw down helped put an overly positive spin amidst a 33-point loss to Purdue.
Arizona State's Obinna Oleka put PJ Thompson on a POSTER. Dunk of the Year?? #JimmyVClassic pic.twitter.com/5b9vJRp0SH— Brian Rauf (@brauf33) December 7, 2016
Shannon Evans’s leaping toss hailed over the basket and Oleka did the rest.
At the time, it was the equalizer when the Sun Devils were even, 2-2, against the No. 18 team in the country.
About 14 minutes later, it was a 35-12 Boilermakers, and the Sun Devil “flop” was underway.
What may have been more impressive than the dunk itself, was how tiny Oleka made PJ Thompson look.
Obinna Oleka had the dunk of the night in ASU's loss https://t.co/i2YsJzrfLQ— Arizona Sports (@AZSports) December 7, 2016
The 6-foot-8, 225-pound Oleka made the 5-foot-10, 185-pound Thompson look like an eight-grader.
The latest news from Oleka was his signing with Enel Brindisi, a top-level Itatlian basketball club. Joining him overseas will be Torian Graham who signed with Tecnyconta Zaragoza in Spain.