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Playground to SportsCenter – Portsmouth Daily Times

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — There’s a number of factors that go into perfecting the putback dunk.

Having the athletic prowess to accomplish the feat on a 10-foot rim, timing, and a will for rebounding are all major contributing pieces to that puzzle.

Shawnee State freshman Latavious Mitchell — owner of the No. 4 play on SportsCenter’s Top 10 plays on the Tuesday, March 23 ESPN broadcast of the nightly sports highlight show — agreed that mastering the move has a lot to do with anticipation and timing.

Mitchell, head coach DeLano Thomas, and associate head coach Lindal Yarbrough interviewed about that and their championship run in the most recent episode of the PDT Sports Podcast — available on YouTube and by visiting portsmouth-dailytimes.com/sports.

“It’s definitely about the timing. I don’t know, it’s natural timing,” Mitchell said. “You have to have that in you to want to go get the

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