Top Mid-Major Dunkers to Watch in 2014-2015

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The mid-major ranks lost one of the best dunkers we've seen in a while last year with Eastern Kentucky's Marcus Lewis moving on. Lewis was "drafted" by the Harlem Globetrotters this offseason and left mid-major fans looking for the next best thing.  Have no fear though, there is still plenty of talent returning to rattle some rims this year, especially in one conference in particular.

John Brown, High Point: Big South athletic directors may want to invest in some backup backboards and rims for this upcoming season as the conference sports a trio of tenacious dunk artists.  John Brown was the Big South Player of the Year during his sophomore season and the folks in Bristol, Connecticut have become very familiar with the High Point star.

Andrew Smith, Liberty: Liberty's Andrew Smith can dunk for show and get it done during an actual game, he's the type of guy that won't even be in your TV frame and then will come flying in out of nowhere to throw it down.  Good luck boxing out this athletic freak this upcoming year.

Shaquille Johnson, Longwood: You may remember Johnson's name from the insane dunk tapes he put together in high school.  A couple of years ago he was dubbed the nation's best high school dunker and now, after stops at Auburn and junior college, he brings his show to Farmville, Virginia.

Keifer Sykes, Green Bay: We might as well put Keifer Sykes on every list we make this preseason because he can do it all.  While Sykes isn't huge, he can elevate and he should be a staple once again this year on Horizon League video boards.

Dwaun Anderson, Wagner: Anderson is the type of guy that you can just throw the ball in the vicinity of the bucket and he'll throw it down.  Sorry to all those non-Wagner NEC fans, he's not going anywhere for awhile.

Tekele Cotton, Wichita State: It was bad enough getting pummeled by Wichita State in the Missouri Valley Conference last year but things got worse if Tekele Cotton decided to add insult to injury with one of his thunder dunks.  Sorry, one more year MVC.

Richaun Holmes, Bowling Green: The Hustle Belt should be busy this season when Holmes takes flight for the Falcons.  I'm sure there are plenty of players in the MAC who aren't very happy he's back in the lane this year.

Devonte Upson, Southeastern Louisiana: There will be plenty of new faces on Southeastern Louisiana's roster this year with JUCO coach Jay Ladner taking over.  One familiar face rocking some rims in the Southland though will be big man Devonte Upson.

David Walker, Northeastern: He quickly earned the cliche nickname of David "Sky" Walker at Northeastern and should be a fun watch in the CAA again this season.

Who is your favorite returning dunker for the upcoming season?

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