Dunk of year? See Alabama basketball's JD Davison posterize Auburn's Walker Kessler

Maxwell Donaldson
The Tuscaloosa News

Alabama basketball guard J.D. Davison came up with a powerful dunk over Auburn's Walker Kessler in Coleman Coliseum on Tuesday. 

Dunk of the year? It might be in the running. 

The dunk was part of a 14-0 run that helped the No. 25 Crimson Tide tie Auburn with 3:24 left against the No. 4 Tigers. Auburn pulled out the 81-77 win. 

ESPN announcers later called the dunk a dunk of the year candidate. 

Davison, a 6-foot-3 freshman, drove in and jumped with the 7-1 Walker. The dunk caused the Alabama bench players to stand and celebrate along with the rest of the crowd. 

Davison, a five-star recruit, was known for his dunks as a star at Calhoun High. He placed third in the American Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk contest before arriving at Alabama. 

Alabama guard JD Davison (3) takes the ball for a lay up over Auburn center Dylan Cardwell (44)  in Coleman Coliseum Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2021.

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