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Markel Brown’s alley-oop and game-winner both make SportsCenter’s Top 10

by Anthony Slater Modified: April 22, 2013 at 6:30 pm •  Published: February 7, 2013

By Anthony Slater – - @anthonyVslater

Markel Brown’s high-flying antics have landed him on ESPN again.

Not his best. That award goes to the ejection-oop from last year’s Missouri game. But this ridiculous reverse (above video), complete with some style points for the acrobatic post-dunk swing, was enough to secure him the #5 spot on SportsCenter’s Top 10.

My favorite part of the clip? Brady Heslip’s helpless defense.

Said Marcus Smart of the lob postgame: “We knew Heslip didn’t have the athleticism that Markel does.” Early favorite for understatement of the year.

But that wasn’t Brown’s only highlight of the night. His biggest impact came on the game-winning, coast-to-coast layup, vaulting OSU to a dramatic overtime victory over Baylor and landing his second admission at #8 on the SC Top 10.

Credit the highlight assist (on a block) to Michael Cobbins. And make sure you take a look at the bench reaction of Keiton Page (in the collared orange shirt, end of the bench, double fist-pumping).

by Anthony Slater
Thunder Beat Writer
Anthony Slater started on the Thunder beat in the summer of 2013, joining after two years as's lead sports blogger and web editor. A native Californian, Slater attended Sonoma State for two years before transferring to Oklahoma State in...
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