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College Basketball: Division II Player Trevor Wages Destroys Backboard (Video)

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A snowstorm could not stop the backboard destroying awesomeness that Trevor Wages did last night in a game. Wages, who plays for totally not-fake Colorado School of Mines, is a 6’9 center who took it in own hands to make sure fans had time to grab some hot chocolate. Wages, who is clearly a man of the people, delayed the game with this glass-shattering dunk against Metro State:

Notice how he had not idea how to celebrate such a feat. I assume I would react similarly if I had ever dunked a ball a singular time. Wages, who scores 16 points per game, had this to say about his viral moment to 9News.com:

“I didn’t believe it until I landed. I was just stoked about the dunk and then all of a sudden I look back and it’s hanging down. I just started screaming.

“I was thinking, ‘Are we going to be able to play the rest of the game. Those kinds of plays get you pumped. We had the momentum; you don’t want to stop playing. It was an awesome experience but I wish we could still be playing.”

Wages was stoked and pumped?! Is he the real life version of Jeff Spicoli from Fast Times at Ridgemont High? Please tell me this kid is as awesome as I now imagine. I, now until the time I go to H-E double hockey sticks, am a die-hard fan of everything Colorado School of Mines- hoops.

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