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D-League Star D.J. Stephens Throws Down Monster Dunk Off Sweet Alley-Oop

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A possible dunk of the year candidate came from the NBA D-League as D.J. Stephens sent one home off a ridiculous lob.

Anybody remember D.J. Stephens from his time at the University of Memphis?

Probably not.

Well, he played for the Tigers from 2009-13, and won Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year as a Senior (’13).

Despite his freakish performance at the NBA Combine, he recorded the highest standing (40 inches) and running (46 inches) vertical leap, Stephens went un-drafted.

Well he’s bounced around from between multiple D-League stops without anything to brag about. That’s until last night anyway. Currently a member of the Iowa Engery, an affiliate of the Memphis Grizzlies, Stephens had one of the highlights of his short pro career.

D-League games aren’t exactly known for their defense, and Stephens took advantage of that by throwing down an epic slam:

Stephens thanked teammates, former Kentucky standout Andrew Harrison and James Ennis of LeBron James’ Miami Heat, setting him up with two exceptional passes for the memorable slam.

Stephens may never have that memorable NBA moment, but he will always have this one.

I'm ESNY's Executive Editor for EliteSportsNY.com. I cover the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets. Email: chip.murphy@elitesportsny.com Chip Murphy covers the NBA for Elite Sports NY. You can find him on Twitter @ChipperMurphy.