Philadelphia 76ers starting point guard T.J. McConnell was a nice surprise during his rookie season. He played in 81 games and started 17. Averaging just under 20 minutes a game, McConnell posted 6 points, 4 assists and 3 rebounds.
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Though those stats might not seem impressive, McConnell provided a little bit of everything for the struggling Sixers, and he was the first rookie ever to have at least 12 assists in two of his first four games.
But the one thing McConnell didn’t do all last season was dunk the ball—not one dunk. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound guard might have been too busy passing the rock to get dunk attempts, but Philly fans were starting to think that maybe he just can’t dunk.
Well, the 24-year-old put that thought to rest yesterday at an open team practice when he threw down a self-assisted one-handed tomahawk alley-oop jam. Of course the crowd and his teammates went wild. McConnell’s next step will be to dunk during a game this season.