Cary, NC — Panther Creek Senior Nubian Spann had never dunked in a game before Friday night. His first official jam made it onto ESPN’s Top 10.
The Dunk Heard Round the World
The dunk itself was pretty spectacular – Spann reaches out and grabs an alley-oop from guard Juan Munoz, stuffing it into the basket with one smooth motion.
It’s what happened in the next second that caught everyone’s attention – the glass backboard exploded into a million pieces. It was like a flashback to Charles Barkley or Shaquille O’Neill.
The game between PCHS and Apex was postponed until a new backboard could be arranged.
A cell phone video caught the moment and made it onto ESPN’s Top 10. Clips on YouTube had garnered more than 100,000 views. The best clip is from MaxPreps:
The media is making out like this is some ancient high school facility. A commenter on YouTube said:
It’s not a old backboard, I go to PCHS as a freshman, and lol the backboard got replaced 1-2 years ago
Nubian Spann’s First Dunk
According to ESPN Sportscenter, the backboard-shattering jam was Spann’s first game-time dunk:
Currently, Panther Creek Men’s Basketball (because you can’t call it boys when they start shattering the backboard) leads Conference 13 in the NCHSAA standing with a record of 4-0. Apex is tied for first with an identical record.
Next up for Nubian Spann: finish the game against Apex.
Photo of Nubian Spann from Twitter.