He got hops: Tigers' Jackson adds funk with a nasty dunk

Tigers centerfielder Austin Jackson's jumping ability is good for more than bringing home runs back into the stadium.

It turns out that Tigers centerfielder Austin Jackson's jumping ability is good for more than bringing home runs back into the stadium.

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The Pistons might have been looking in the wrong place for a scoring option. It turns out that Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson's jumping ability is good for more than bringing home runs back into the stadium. 

Teammate Torii Hunter posted a video to Instagram Tuesday that shows Jackson in an empty gym, dribbling down the lane and throwing down a nasty one-handed dunk.

"I did this when I was younger but there was no video or cell phones then," Hunter said in the video's caption, hashtagging it with #straightathlete, #madhops and #nohomerunsaresafe.

Justin Verlander's brother Ben, a Tigers minor leaguer, tweeted that his brother can't quite match Jackson's moves.

"Justin tried once in a HS game. Got rejected. He'll say it was a 'foul'," the younger Verlander said.