One to show the kids: Jabari Smith reacts to jaw-dropping dunk in NCAA Tournament play
Jabari Smith is a big-time player, and he showed it once again in a Round of 64 win over Jacksonville State.
Leading the way for Auburn, finished tied for the game-high mark with 20 points and added 14 rebounds for an incredible double-double. That performance included 4 assists and 4-for-7 shooting from 3-point range, but it was a different play that stole the show.
Late in the win for the Tigers, Smith threw down an emphatic and-1 dunk that is sure to be among the candidates for Dunk of the Year. It showcased Smith’s ballhandling and bounce off the dribble and is one to remember for a long time.
On Saturday, Smith was asked about re-watching his dunk. He admitted he’s gone over it a number of times and has plans to show it to his kids one day:
“I watched it a lot, actually,” Smith admitted. “Everybody tagging me in it. I watched it probably more times than anybody else really. I’m still shocked by it. Yeah, I watched it a lot of times, definitely. It’s something I’m going to show my kids…One to remember.”
Now, the Tigers will regroup and prepare to face 10-seed Miami (FL) on Sunday. Can Smith top his dunk with something even better against the Hurricanes: