The Louisville Cardinals have a very talented team that creates many amazing highlights every game, but in Wednesday’s game against the DePaul Blue Demons, power forward Chane Behanan did something that isn’t seen every day.
Behanan got the ball near half-court and decided he was going to drive it in be himself, even though guards Russ Smith and Peyton Siva were already next to the basket. DePaul guard Worrel Clahar was the only defender in his way. Clahar, who is 5’11″, was not strong enough nor was he in the right position to keep the strong and athletic Behanan from the rim.
Now at first the refs call Behanan on the charge, but after the senior Siva argued the case that Clahar was inside the circle, the refs decided to change the call. Clahar was called for a personnel and Behanan made his free throw.
Behanan is a 6’6″ power forward with a lot of potential to get into the NBA, although with his size he wont be able to play power forward at the next level. He is slowly learning how to play how to play the three-position. He is an exciting player who can make plays like this on a regular bases.
The Cardinals ended up leaving with a 21-point victory and continue to end their season with a lot of energy, much like last year when they won the Big East Tournament and then went on to the Final Four. I would argue that they are a much better team than last year, so the sky is the limit for this year.
I would keep watching Louisville if you enjoy posterizing dunks like this one. There are more to come.
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