Opponent: Indiana
Date: 12/31/2012
"Sam Thompson has separated himself this year as a freshman as probably the best and most explosive freshman leaper in the country. The one against Indiana on the out of bounds, underneath situation. What made that so impressive to me was that he had to make the adjustment in the air to reach back with his right hand, and bring it all the way back through to the side of where the defense was. And in those situations, when everybody is clogged in the middle of the lane, it is very difficult to find a lane, let alone elevate to the height in which he did to finish it."