As mentioned in our Game Thread, Texas Southern is short. There isn't a single Tiger as tall as Florida's Chris Walker, and that was an issue in the Tigers' 75-50 loss on Friday night.
But Walker jumping into the sky and throwing down oops like thunderclaps was a bigger one.
First, Walker threw down on an oop from Kasey Hill — his longtime AAU teammate — early in the second half.
Then, with just seconds to go, both in the game and on the shot clock, walk-on Lexx Edwards threw up a prayer — one that Walker answered, practically from the heavens.
And the latter made for a fantastic photo:
Walker started his night by doing damage on defense, too:
All told, Walker had 12 points, four blocks, and just two rebounds on a career-high 12 shots; he had eight points before the two dunks.
But Walker's slow, steady improvement as a basketball player isn't sexy. His ability to write with lightning while dropping thunder most certainly is.