Dec 22, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini guard Joseph Bertrand (2) dunks the ball against the Missouri Tigers during the first half at the Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

Joseph Bertrand Hits What Could Be The Dunk Of The Year Against UNLV (GIF)

Tonight, the Illinois Fighting Illini travel to the bright lights of Las Vegas for a game against the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels. At the end of the first half, the Illini trail the Rebels, 39-29. However, the Illini had their share of big plays in Las Vegas.

Senior guard Joseph Bertrand made one of the biggest dunks of the game, and maybe even the year. Though the Fighting Illini trail the Rebels heading into halftime, it’s a beautiful dunk to look at, and it will definite receive a ton of #SCTop10 love from Illini Nation.

So far this season, transfer junior guard Rayvonte Rice has been all the talk from Illini Nation, but it was Bertrand who made the most noise in the first half on just one dunk.

What do you think Illini Nation? Does this deserve “Dunk of the Year” recognition?

Words don’t do this play any justice. Check out the GIF for yourself (courtesy of Illinois Loyalty).

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  • David Alejandro Miniel

    Sterling Golden Warrior alumni! Watched this kid grow up. He lived next door to my Uncle for a long time. Watched him dunking at the age of 15 at the YMCA during pick up games. Maybe I can get you an interview with him.

    • Ricky Widmer

      That would be great! If you could hook us up David, my email is in the about tab of the site! Thanks for the comment and Go Illini!

      • David Alejandro Miniel

        Hey, we’re on the same team man. I’ll see what I can do!

        • Ricky Widmer

          Thanks David!