Fantasy dunk contest: Recent Duke basketball risers vs. NPOY Obi Toppin

Duke basketball forward Zion Williamson (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
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Duke basketball guard Cassius Stanley (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) /

We’ve seen three of the college game’s all-time best dunkers in the past two seasons alone, but who would drop the most jaws in a dunk contest pitting Duke basketball’s Cassius Stanley and Zion Williamson against Dayton’s Obi Toppin?

There’s very little debating that a slam dunk is the most exciting play on hardwood and a Duke basketball specialty as of late.

While fans clamor for a better and improved NBA Dunk Contest every All-Star Weekend, fans are getting a glimpse of what could take center stage in The Association very soon at the collegiate ranks.

Over the past two seasons, Duke basketball has seen two of its best dunkers in recent memory, Zion Williamson and Cassius Stanley. While Mike Krzyzewski has recruited some of the best high-flyers, there is one Flyer, literally, that took the nation by storm this season in Dayton’s Obi Toppin.

Obviously, there have been a plethora of extraordinary dunkers in the past handful of seasons, but the memories these three athletes have given the college basketball world call for a fantasy dunk contest. In theory, Williamson, Stanley, and Toppin all could participate in the 2021 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, should the youngest Blue Devil declare for the 2020 NBA Draft after his freshman season in Durham.

While that could answer the question of who the best dunker is, the idea of waiting until all three players compete in the same dunk contest is absurd, since there’s a higher probability that doesn’t happen. With that being said, we will analyze the best slams of the three elite dunkers and try to make a final determination who the best dunker of the trio is.

Since there is only one season of college-dunk highlights for both Zion Williamson and Cassius Stanley, only the dunks in Obi Toppin’s sophomore season will be examined.