Dunks of the Decade, 2010-2019 - bflores
Hawaii sophomore Isaac Fotu (42) hangs after a dunk against Western Michigan at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on November 9, 2013. Fotu, a 6-8 forward out of Auckland, New Zealand, would be ruled ineligible for the 2014-2015 season as a result of improper benefits.

Dunks of the Decade, 2010-2019

Photographer Brandon Flores has had a courtside seat to many NCAA basketball games over the past decade. Here are his choices for the best college dunks from 2010-2019.

  • Joston Thomas (5) soars for a breakaway dunk against the Chaminade Silverswords in his first game as a Rainbow Warrior at the Stan Sheriff Center on November 6, 2010, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Thomas was a 6-7 forward from Washington, D.C. who would play one more season with Hawaii before foregoing his senior year.

  • Hawaii's Joston Thomas (5) skies for a ferocious dunk over Louisiana Tech's Brandon Gibson (2) at the Stan Sheriff Center on January 19, 2012, in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Hawaii sophomore Isaac Fotu (42) hangs after a dunk against Western Michigan at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on November 9, 2013. Fotu, a 6-8 forward out of Auckland, New Zealand, would be ruled ineligible for the 2014-2015 season as a result of improper benefits.

  • Iowa State guard Deandre Kane (50) yams it against Akron at the Diamond Head Classic on December 23, 2013, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Kane was a 6-5 grad transfer from Marshall who was named a finalist for the Naismith college player of the year. He was named third team All-American by the Sporting News but went undrafted in the 2014 NBA draft.

  • Tekele Cotton (32) of the Wichita State Shockers dunks against the George Washington Colonials in the championship of the Diamond Head Classic held at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on December 25, 2014.

  • Oklahoma guard Jordan Woodard (10) caps off an 83-71 win over Harvard with a dunk in the championship of the 2015 Diamond Head Classic at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, HI on December 25, 2015.

  • Hawaii's Leland Green (0) looks determined in this dunk against North Dakota at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on November 12 2017. Green, a 6-2 guard from Los Angeles, was yet another player to leave Hawaii before his senior season.

  • Freshman Samuta Avea (32) of Hawaii slams against Mississippi Valley State at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii on December 16, 2018. Avea, a 6-6 graduate of Kahuku High School, carries on a fine tradition of Rainbow Warriors who don number 32.

  • Junior Samuta Avea (32) of Hawaii slams against UTEP at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii on December 27, 2019.

  • Florida State's Bernard James (5) dunks as Baylor's J'mison Morgan (11) looks on in the third place game of the Diamond Head Classic at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii on December 25, 2010. He would be drafted in the 2nd round, 33rd overall, to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2012 NBA draft.

  • Garrett Jefferson (2) of Hawaii soars for a one-handed dunk against New Orleans at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii on February 13, 2012. Jefferson, a 6-3 guard out of Lakewood, California would play two seasons at UH but left before his senior season.

  • Syracuse forward C.J. Fair (5) withstands an elbow to the face and throws down a lefty slam against Minnesota at the 2013 EA Sports Maui Invitational at the Lahaina Civic Center, Lahaina, Hawaii on November 25, 2013. Fair would later be named a finalist for the Naismith college player of the year.

  • Hawaii guard Brandon Spearman (32) soars for the dunk as UH defeats Omaha, 77-73, at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on January 3, 2014. Spearman was a 6-3 guard from Chicago who has played in Europe after completing his college career.

  • Hawaii junior Stefan Jankovic (33) celebrates a two-handed ham on the Long Beach State 49ers at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on February 26, 2015. A 6-11 forward from Ontario, Canada, Jankovic was named the Big West Player of the Year after leading UH to the Big West championship. He decided to forego his senior year to turn pro.

  • Hawaii guard Quincy Smith (11) draws the contact but finishes the dunk against Long Beach State at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on January 30, 2016.

  • Hawaii forward Gibson Johnson (21) dunks against North Dakota at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on November 12, 2017. Johnson was a 6-8 player from Centerville, Utah who was a team captain for his senior year. He returned to Hawaii as a graduate manager in the 2019-20 season.

  • Charlotte's Jailan Haslem (0) hammers it against Rhode Island at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii on December 23, 2018. Haslem is a 6-10 center from Georgia.

  • Washington Huskies forward Isaiah Stewart (33) dunks on Hawaii at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii on December 23, 2019. Stewart, a 6-9 freshman from Rochester, New York, prepped at La Lumiere where he was the 2019 Naismith High School National Player of the Year and a McDonald's All-American. He was ranked as the number 2 prep player in the country and is projected to be an NBA lottery pick in 2020.

  • Hawaii forward Bill Amis (4) throws down a two-handed slam against New Mexico State on February 26, 2011, at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Amis was a 6-9 senior forward out of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma who finished fifth all-time in blocks at the University of Hawaii.

  • Malik Story (34) of Nevada throws one down against San Jose State at the WAC Tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 8, 2012.

  • Syracuse forward Jerami Grant (3) dunks over the Californai defense at the EA Sports Maui Invitational at the Lahaina Civic Center, Lahaina, Hawaii on November 26, 2013. The son of former NBA player Harvey Grant, Jerami would be drafted 39th overall to the Philadelphia 76ers.

  • Hawaii's Negus Webster-Chan (14) shows his hops against Arkansas Pine Bluff at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, on November 14, 2014. A 6-7 guard from Ontario, Canada, Webster-Chan played one season at Hawaii after transferring from Missouri. He led UH in three pointers made (64) that season before foregoing his remaining two years of eligibility to turn pro.

  • Hawaii's Quincy Smith (11) goes up against Chaminade in exhibition action at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on November 05, 2015. Smith was a 6-1 guard from Antioch, California who would later score a career-high 19 points in Hawaii's NCAA Tournament first round win over California.

  • Hawaii's Aaron Valdes (32) soars for the slam as UH defeats Cal, 77-66, in the first round of the 2016 NCAA Basketball Tournament at Spokane Veteran's Arena, Spokane, Washington on March 18, 2016. This was Hawaii's first-ever NCAA Tournament win.

  • Hawaii guard Sheriff Drammeh (23) scowls as he slams against Howard at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii on December 29, 2017. Drammeh was 6-3 and from Stockholm, Sweden.

  • TCU forward Kouat Noi (12) breaks away for a dunk against Indiana State at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii on December 25, 2018. Noi prepped at Montverde Academy.

  • Hawaii's Vander Joaquim (15) throws down a dunk against the San Francisco Dons in the CollegeInsider.com postseason tournament at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on March 29, 2011. Joaquim was a 6-10 center out of Luanda, Angola who famously walked off the court in the second half of a game in 2013, thereby ending his UH career.

  • San Diego State forward Deshawn Stephens (23) hammers one home against Indiana State on despite a hand in his face at the Diamond Head Classic in Honolulu, Hawaii on December 23, 2012.

  • Baylor center Isaiah Austin (21) brings the hammer down on Dayton at the EA Sports Maui Invitational at the Lahaina Civic Center, Lahaina, Hawaii on November 26, 2013. Austin declared for the 2014 draft and was made a ceremonial pick by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after his diagnosis with Marfan syndrome meant that he could no longer play the game.

  • Hawaii's Aaron Valdes (23) dunks on the Nebraska Cornhuskers at the 2014 Diamond Head Classic held at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on December 22, 2014. Valdes, a 6-5 guard from Whittier, California, was one of the most prolific dunkers in Hawaii history.

  • Hawaii junior Stefan Jankovic (33) goes up with the right against Montana State at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on November 3, 2015. Jankovic played high school ball at Huntington Prep with Andrew Wiggins and college teammate Negus Webster-Chan.

  • St. Joseph's DeAndre' Bembry (43) flushes a two-handed reverse against Oregon in the second round of the 2016 NCAA Basketball Tournament at Spokane Veteran's Arena, Spokane, Washington on March 20, 2016. Bembry would be drafted 21st overall a few weeks later by the Atlanta Hawks.

  • Mike Thomas (13) of Hawaii dunks as a UCSB player looks on at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii on January 3, 2018. Thomas, 6-7 from Woodland Hills, California, played four seasons at Hawaii and left as the winningest player in school history with 87 wins.

  • Sophomore Samuta Avea (32) of Hawaii slams against UCSB at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii on February 16, 2019.


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