One of the more underrated matchups from the 2016 NCAA Tournament tonight is between No. 4 Kentucky and No. 13 Stony Brook, who made the big dance after winning the America East Conference Tournament, and Seawolves big man Jameel Warney just gave us plenty of reason to tune in.
Warney, a senior and former three-star recruit from New Jersey, was matched up against Kentucky five-star center Skal Labissiere and, believe it or not, actually blocked a dunk attempt from the freshman. Check out the highlight below!
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Allow me to paint a grander picture regarding this highlight. Though Labissiere has generally been a bust all season long, playing limited minutes despite showing occasional flashes of potential, he is still 6-foot-11 and weighs 225 pounds, size that suggests he should be able to dunk with authority.
Jameel Warney, on the other hand, is just 6-foot-8, 255 pounds and plays for an extreme midmajor program. Despite that, he was able to jump as high as he could and make a five-star look foolish!
Kentucky currently leads 16-10 in the first half. Stay tuned to Campus Sports for further updates from this game and others from the NCAA Tournament!
*Featured Photo (above) credit to CBS