With one of the best point guards in the nation leading the fast break for the Syracuse Orange, you knew something nice was going to happen. The nations assist leader, Michael Carter-Williams was running the floor great against St. John’s yesterday and their nicest fast break play didn’t even count. Carter-Williams found a streaking C.J. Fair on the break and that is when Fair took off to dunk over St. John’s, Sir’Dominic Pointer, emphatically. The only problem was, Fair was called for an offense fouled, but that doesn’t take away how nice the dunk was.
Take a look and judge Fair’s posterizing dunk for yourself:
It was clearly a questionable call, but the official did call it a charge. The block/charge call is on of the hardest calls to make in any sport and on this play, it was an extremely difficult call. There was clearly contact as Fair was going up, but it wasn’t enough, in my opinion, to call a charge. I feel that a no call would have best suited the situation and I mean, how do call a charge on a dunk that nice.
In the end you can’t change the call, but Syracuse doesn’t mind because they walked away with a 19 point victory. They also got back senior forward, James Southerland who was reinstated after being suspended. Southerland was able to score 13 points coming off the bench in his first game back.
As expected, Carter-Williams, Fair, and Brandon Triche led the way for the Orange. Carter-Williams was able to put up 17 points, dish out 9 assists, grab 6 steals, and pull down 4 rebounds. Fair also had 17 points and he grabbed 9 rebounds while Triche had 16 points and recorded 7 assists. Overall it was a great day for the Syracuse Orange.
Fair wish the dunk could have counted, but in the end, he is happy with a good team win and hey, everyone still gets to see the dunk.