Usually, it’s some absurd offensive play (a dunk), that makes the highlight reels for Ohio State junior forward Sam Thompson. Thursday night, against Penn State, it was just the opposite – Thompson made an incredibly athletic defensive play that has Buckeyes fans talking. Late in the first half, Nittany Lions guard Tim Frazier drove the lane and tried to throw up a floater over Thompson. It did not work.
Thompson rejected the shot so hard that the ball wound up literally on the other side of the court. Penn State retained possession, leaving us to wonder – why doesn’t he just catch the ball instead?