If there’s any proof that basketball needs to really consider raising the basket height, maybe this is it.
During a game against Evansville, UC-Irvine’s Mamadou Ndiaye showed that he’s so tall, he doesn’t have to jump to dunk the ball. The 7-foot-6 center grabbed a rebound and performed the putback without any real effort.
It just shows that players that tall will have success at the college level, at least, without any supreme talent. It’s like a 15-year old playing against a six year old. You know what the outcome is going to be, so it’s not that impressive.