Derrick Jones, Jr. was recently called up by the Phoenix Suns after dunking the D-League into submission.
Jones is a high risers high riser, and keeping his world class athletic ability in the D-League’s high school gyms seems unjust like keeping Andy Dufresne confined to Shawshank.
Despite his January call-up, Jones will compete in this year’s Zach LaVine-less dunk contest. Last night, in the Suns pregame warm ups before taking on the Pelicans, he offered a glimpse into why many already consider him the favorite. You don’t get the nickname “Airplane Mode” because you have a fondness for traveling abroad.
Here’s a video of Jones casually pulling off a between the legs 360 like he’s going to check the mail.
— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) February 14, 2017
Here’s a more complete video of Jones’ filthy body of work from the D-League: