Creighton coach throws down dunk

ST. LOUIS — Send it in, Coach McDermott!

Creighton men’s basketball coach Greg McDermott won’t be bringing down any backboards with his thunderous dunks, but the Bluejays’ sideline leader gave proof that he can still get up just enough to stuff it down.

A video was sent out from the Creighton men’s basketball official Twitter account on Thursday displaying the 48-year-old McDermott’s high-flying ability during a Bluejays practice at Harris Stowe State University in St. Louis.

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It shouldn’t come as that big of a surprise though, as McDermott stands 6-foot-8 and even spent a year playing professionally in Switzerland after finishing up his collegiate career at Northern Iowa. While at UNI, McDermott recorded 1,033 career points, which ranks in the Panthers’ top-25 scoring chart. Battling down low as the UNI center, McDermott was named second-team all-conference as a junior and was a team co-captain as a senior.

According to a team source, Greg makes it a point to dunk at practice on the road at least once a year, and saved it for Thursday morning prior to the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament.

McDermott’s son, Doug, leads the MVC and ranks second nationally in scoring with 23.4 points per game and was recently named the MVC Player of the Year for the second consecutive season.

“He’s got as many dunks as I do this year,” Doug said about his dad’s dunk. “So it’s good to see.”

Game on, McDermotts.