“Midnight Madness” is one of the coolest traditions of college basketball. Really, it’s one of the coolest traditions in any sport. To get fans hyped for the upcoming season, the team gathers its players to put on a show at midnight, a ritual that usually includes a speech by the head coach, performances by the band and cheerleaders, and, of course, an awesome dunk contest.
The UNLV Runnin’ Rebels held their Midnight Madness celebration last night, and it was capped off by freshman Derrick Jones throwing down an insane dunk after jumping over three of his teammates standing in front of the hoop. Those who have followed Jones shouldn’t be surprised. The California native has some of the best hops in the entire nation.
[youtube video=”hrG8SiuA6U4″ /]
We’re looking forward to watching Jones showcase his leaping ability on a national stage this season.