Easy: Mott’s Doug Anderson wins Palace slam dunk contest

Posted: April 10, 2010 by Jared Field in College

AUBURN HILLS, Michigan — Mott Community College freshman Doug Anderson has never lost a dunk contest in his life. Now a few thousand basketball fans in metro Detroit know why.

The 6-6 forward from Kalamazoo won Michigan’s Slam Dunk Championship at the Palace on Saturday night in a landslide. The field was comprised of dunkers from high school and college, but no one challenged Anderson. He closed out the competition with a between-the-legs dunk from the baseline that earned him a perfect score.

Calvin College senior Matt Veltema won the overall 3-point shootout over Michigan State’s Mandy Piechowski.

  1. bill says:

    If Doug Anderson doesnt work in the summer on a 15 foot jumper and doesnt start to play defense he is gonna turn into Harold Minor a dunker that doesnt bring nothing else to the table

  2. PJR says:

    Agree w/ Bill. Anderson needs to learn to use those ups for a perimeter JUMPshot not for the 5-6 tip dunk putbacks he scores with each game, which dry up when he plays better JuCo teams or certainly when he moves on to bigger frontcourt four years. Handles to go with so he can create a shot would be nice. Mott’s Coach would be wise in next year’s games he knows Mott is going to win to set two rules for Anderson: 1) not dunks, zero! 2) play Anderson at PG at least half the game! Those two would force Anderson to learn the parts of the game he is currently missing.

    Per the dunk contest, the organizers didn’t seem to put a very good field together besides Anderson. Anderson would be the favorite even in a good field, but there are some really lively dunkers around the state that could given him a run for his money. But it is saying something that basically a thousand people paid money to see Doug Anderson dunk! WOW! Can a college fella walk on as amatuer at the NBA dunk contest?

    • muthguy1 says:

      I’ve only seen him play once, but I have to agree that his dunking game is almost breath-taking. You are probably right about the rest of his game, although (I have only read, not seen this) someone has written that his shot is okay. I agree, it sounds like he has to catch and shoot to get the shot instead of creating it himself.

      The point guard idea is an interesting one. (Maybe you should apply to be an assistant coach at Mott.) I don’t know what coaches would think, but Anderson would certainly have to dribble and pass the ball in competitive situations if they did that.

  3. Carl says:

    Only an idiot would play Anderson at the point, I guess that has raised his hand. How about jeopardizing Ws and Ls he just practice more?

    Funny how Jared knocks Juwan Howard for not being able to shoot and he finishes second to the guy from Calvin. I know you mentioned the Piechowski as finishing second because mentioning that Howard was the runner-up on the guys side might be too much for Jared to do. Eat crow!!!

    • Jared Field says:

      Eat crow? Howard’s best was, if memory serves, 13. That’s pretty unimpressive. The 3-point contest was brutal except for Veltema.

    • PJR says:

      Sorry, Carl, it’d be no risk to win or loss. I clearly stated play Anderson at PG vs teams you know you’re going to win against. Mott has about half their game total blowouts. Playing wings at PG during easy games is a little trick idiots do that really gets results and the rest of the wing’s problematics ironed out.

    • Patrick Hayes says:

      Howard didn’t finish second, Jordan Bitzer did. Howard and Veltema were in a shoot-off after they were tied after the first round. Veltema won big in the shoot off then beat Bitzer in the finals.

  4. bill says:

    I have seen him play a few times and i agree with Jared his jump shot is ok but it needs work a good jumper can open up his high flying act but with him shooting alot of fading away shots and his lack of focus on the defensive end got him on the bench in a couple big games this year

  5. It Ain't Right says:

    PJR just hold dumb comments to yourself…

    • PJR says:

      Nothing dumb posted. All spot on! It’s guys like you that if coaching are the reason the that guys like Anderson even in their first year of college ball still score 50%+ of their ppg on put back dunks. Nice for highlights, but not much else! Now if you really want to know what risks wins and losses and costs Mott games, go back and look at the output by Anderson vs the top shelf when all the timed put back dunk stuff dries up!

  6. waddman,jm says:

    Anderson at the point. I know winning the conference, the region, and the national championship are important but player development is the most important. Graduation and becoming a player who can play at the next level are more important than ins and losses..

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