Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Gabe Norwood's One-handed Dunk No. 3 on FIBA World Cup’s Top 10 Plays (VIDEO)
Philippine national men’s basketball team swingman Gabe Norwood’s dunk over Argentinean NBA player Luis Scola made the list of Top 10 Plays from the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain.
A video of the Top 10 Plays was posted on the FIBA website on Sunday and Gilas Pilipinas’ high-flying Norwood clocked in at No. 3 behind monster dunks by USA big man Kenneth Faried of the Denver Nuggets and Nikola Kalinic of runner-up Serbia.
In the Philippines’ game against Argentina, Norwood ran the floor alongside guards Jayson Castro and Jimmy Alapag in the first quarter and elevated over Scola, who plays for the Indiana Pacers in the NBA, for the highlight play.
Norwood’s dunk beat out thrilling plays like a backcourt heave from Mexico’s Roman Martinez at the halftime buzzer, a reverse alley-oop dunk by Spain’s Rudy Fernandez off a lob from teammate Sergio Rodriguez, a game-winning three-pointer from Turkey’s Emir Preldzic over Australia and dunks from USA teammates Faried and James Harden.
Faried had two entries in the Top 10.