Fells Block, Grant Dunk

This was just too awesome not to memorialize here.

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21 Responses to Fells Block, Grant Dunk

  1. highstick 02/02/2008 at 3:01 PM #

    Talk about “Hands of Steel”! Glad you posted that. It was difficult to see how he really ripped the ball away with one hand
    the other night.

  2. Manu Ginobili 02/02/2008 at 3:01 PM #

    Awesome. That was in the second half, right? When I look at the score, and then I remember the outcome of this game, I just can’t believe it.

  3. dbo2874 02/02/2008 at 3:36 PM #

    they beat our ass to death right after that play.

  4. highonlowe 02/02/2008 at 3:59 PM #

    Do yourself a favor and search Courtney Fells in youtube. The kid is a freak of nature.

  5. packpigskinfan23 02/02/2008 at 4:15 PM #

    After that play I knew for sure we were gonna win that game.

    damn was I wrong.

  6. PackGirl 02/02/2008 at 4:52 PM #

    It looked like he had glue on his hand.

    I like comment from the announcer on the replay: “He didn’t realize at first that he had it” Really? He grabbed for the ball and got it but didn’t realize he had it?

  7. waxhaw 02/02/2008 at 5:12 PM #

    ^ I thought that was a pretty dumb comment too. It’s not like he had duct tape on his hands.

  8. xphoenix87 02/02/2008 at 6:10 PM #

    one of the greatest plays I’ve ever seen on a basketball court. Simply awesome.

  9. bTHEredterror 02/02/2008 at 6:25 PM #

    packpigskinfan I’m with you.

    After that play I thought no way do we lose this game. I guess our guys thought the same thing and played like it.

  10. Noah 02/02/2008 at 6:33 PM #

    Play of the year….

    It’s amazing how a guy that talented can just disappear.

  11. EverettBeez 02/02/2008 at 7:24 PM #

    the one thing Fells did during the game huh?
    But oh man, what a play.
    I jumped from my seat – didn’t even see the dunk initially cause I was so pumped about the play. Like everyone else I thought foreshadowed a win for us.
    but it was not to be.
    part of the reason this hurt so bad.

  12. newt 02/02/2008 at 7:57 PM #

    Don’t overlook that the outlet pass was to Javi, who quickly fed Grant. Nice, instinctive play on his part.

    Also easy to forget that Grant’s the only senior on this team. Hell, Costner’s a sophmore.

  13. packgrad2000 02/02/2008 at 8:12 PM #

    That will rank right up there with the Damon Thornton dunk over Maryland’s Martesich (sp?). That was probably the nastiest play I ever saw in person, except for a couple Vince Carter put on us, and he was fun to watch play even if he was wearing baby blue.

  14. wolfonthehill 02/02/2008 at 8:41 PM #

    I said at the time that it was the best sequence I’ve ever seen by an NC State team. Not the most meaningful, but the best defensive play-turned-dunk.

  15. tooyoungtoremember 02/02/2008 at 8:56 PM #

    Duke’s very next play (I think) was a big three that completely erased the momentum generated by the posession shown in the clip above. It was such a buzzkill. But that’s what good teams do. They always respond to big plays by going back down the floor and making a big play of their own. I’ll say a NC State team has arrived when I see them respond to a big play like Duke did.

  16. redfred2 02/02/2008 at 10:24 PM #

    It was hard to tell who made that play when it first happened on TV. I thought that it had to be one of JJ’s paws grabbing the ball away like that, but saw in the replay that it was Fells’ instead. Helluva play!!! That’s exactly why Fells should go inside on both offense and defense, and mix it up more than he has ever seemed willing to do.

  17. JeremyH 02/02/2008 at 11:41 PM #

    Did that ball come off the defender or did Fells actually defy the laws of physics? I tried to look closely but I couldn’t tell, we need a superslowmo to figure this out.

  18. PackerInRussia 02/03/2008 at 6:43 AM #

    That play made up for the badly missed dunk earlier in the game. If they could have just ended the game there, that would have been great. This is the second of two State games they have shown over here so far this year. The first one was the Michigan St. game. I guess media bias exists 5,000 miles away too 😉

  19. highonlowe 02/03/2008 at 10:14 AM #

    From what I’ve heard, Sid continues to challenge Fells to ‘take over the game.’ Its clear he has the athletic gifts to do so. His inconsistencies are tough to figure out

  20. haze 02/03/2008 at 11:44 AM #

    Awesome demonstration of some bizarre physical talent.

    However, Fells performance for the rest of the game had to be only a tad worse than expected. He’s gifted but prefers to let the game come to him. He does not assert himself, ever. Against Duke, the inevitable is a swarming half-court D that forces your ball-handlers away from the paint. That destroys set plays and forces your guys to break their guys down. If “your guy” is Gavin Grant, Tywan Lawson or Sean Singletary, bully for you, but our key ball-handlers are mostly not there yet (Javi) or unlikely to get there (MJ). As a result, the game never comes to those who wait (Fells). Courtney is far better suited to play well against the rest of the ACC but Duke is a bad match-up for him/us.

  21. redfred2 02/03/2008 at 3:55 PM #

    Haze, nice post! I’ve tried to say similar but it never came out that well.

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