Doutrive goes all Vince Carter to win Arizona dunk contest

September 30, 2019
Devonaire Doutrive basketball

Devonaire Doutrive

Rather than leaping tall buildings in a single bound like ‘Superman,’ Anchorage’s Devonaire Doutrive went with the Vince Carter option.

And dunked over a 7-footer.

The 6-foot-5 sophomore guard with the University of Arizona pulled off the iconic dunk Carter made famous during the 2000 Sydney Olympics to win the dunk contest at the annual Blue-Red Game in Tucson, Arizona.

Doutrive, of West High fame, added his own touch with a windmill over 7-foot teammate Christian Koloko to earn a perfect score of 50 from the judges.

The Alaskan was a finalist in last year’s dunk contest, so his victory wasn’t a total surprise.

But maybe his participation was.

“I wasn’t even supposed to do it,” he said. “I was going to let the freshman do it, but then I was like, I have to because last year I was in it and I didn’t really do anything.”

Doutrive also showed out in the Blue-Red game as he led his squad to victory and pumped in a game-high 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting. He added seven boards.

“He’s grown up a lot. He’s more mature, bigger, stronger,” Arizona coach Sean Miller said. “What I like about him is he can contribute in a lot of different ways to our team.”

Last season, Doutrive played a limited role and averaged 3.3 points and 3.0 rebounds in 10.9 minutes per game. He appeared in 26 of 32 games, including all 18 Pac-12 games.

He scored a season-high 11 points against California and had his first college double-double of 10 points and 11 rebounds against Washington State.