Awards — Austin Ganly OBW America East men’s basketball Dunker of the Year

Houston

Named in honor of the most awe inspiring and authoritative dunker Sam Perkins has seen come through the America East doors. Sure, a dunk is only worth two points on the scoreboard, but often times, it’s worth so much more.

OBW Austin Ganly America East men’s basketball Dunker of the Year
Devarick Houston, Sr., F, UMBC

Devarick Houston. Courtesy Photo / Gail Burton / UMBC Athletics
Devarick Houston. Courtesy Photo / Gail Burton / UMBC Athletics

This was an incredibly tough choice between Houston and Dre Wills. Wills, shorter by six inches, was perhaps the best leaper in the conference and was fearless getting to the rim and finishing with absolute authority in traffic. Houston, an incredible leaper in his own right, spent year playing up around the top of the square, and finised off alley-oops in Sports Center worthy fashion. In the end, Houston’s sheer volume of dunks proved to be the tie breaker by the slimmest of margins over Wills, who we are sure will grab an OBW Dunker of the Year award or two before his career is over.