11/30/2012 01:32 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Harlem Globetrotters' John 'Jet' Williams Dunks, Shatters Backboard (VIDEO)

When you take a college basketball dunk contest finalist and put him in a Harlem Globetrotters uniform, you're likely to get at least one ridiculous highlight of glass-shattering proportions.

Former UNC-Asheville forward John Williams, a.k.a "Jet," broke a backboard with a powerful dunk during a game in Guayaquil, Ecuador, earlier this month. Video of the action was posted to YouTube more than 10 days ago and has been making the rounds of late, stirring up memories of last year, when Williams finished second in the 2011 NCAA Denny's Slam Dunk Contest.

Amazingly, this wasn't the only dunk to shatter the glass in the game; minutes earlier, former CCSU big man Jermaine "Stretch" Middleton, the third-tallest player in Globetrotters history, abused the backboard with his imposing 7'4" frame.

This has to rank up there in the pantheon of crazy backboard breaks.

Though three-time glass shatterer Shaq is retired, basketball fans haven't been starved for shard-heavy highlights this season. In September, former Houston Rocket Joey Dorsey cracked the glass while playing for a team in Greece.

Williams and Middleton were both drafted by the Globetrotters upon graduating in 2011. After wrapping up an international tour, the Globetrotters are set to tip-off in the U.S. on December 26.


CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story indicated that the dunk was performed by Darnell "Spider" Wilks. It was John "Jet" Williams.