ATLANTA (WDRB) -- University of Louisville sophomore Chane Behanan was named the winner of the Pepsi MAX Dunk of the Year award, Chicago-based company Intersport announced Thursday night during the broadcast of the College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships.
Against DePaul on Feb. 27, Behanan picked off a pass late in the first half and threw down a one-handed dunk over Blue Demons guard Worrel Clahar. Behanan elevated and his knee reached Clahar's chin before the Louisville forward finished the jam. Clahar was whistled for a blocking foul after the basket.
"I felt teeth on my knee," Behanan said after the game.
Behanan beat out Detroit's Doug Anderson, High Point's John Brown, and Baylor's Cory Jefferson. The contest was determined in a week-long finals round.
This season, Behanan has recorded 57 dunks, just two shy of Pervis Ellison's 1987-88 school record. A Cincinnati, Ohio, native, Behanan is averaging 9.6 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.