ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Former New Mexico Lobo Tony Snell, who left the program early after last season and was the 20th pick in the NBA Draft for the Chicago Bulls, is quietly putting together a very solid rookie campaign for his new team.
Wednesday night, Snell helped lead the Bulls to a 128-125 win over the Orlando Magic in triple overtime. Snell had 15 points, seven rebounds and hit three 3-pointers in the win. But it was his emphatic dunk in the second overtime period that made Chicago Comcast Sports Net’s game analyst Stacey King temporarily lose his mind.
“Stop it Tony Snell!” King yelled on the telecast. “Oh my goodness! Get up or get out the way!”
He later said Snell on the play “looked like a young Scottie Pippen.”
Also notice how Snell’s Bulls teammates on the bench thoroughly enjoyed the highlight reel dunk.