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Malone: A rim-shattering slam

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That “scene” recalled by Russo dealt with a play against Fresno State in which Malone made a leaping catch of a pass and, rather than pull up for a shot, went into a head-turning “slam dunk” mode.

“Karl got the ball way over his head and in one motion, absolutely just one-handed it right through the basket,” Russo said. “I mean he slammed it and it almost tore the goal down.

“He had a lot of great moments and plays in his career at Tech, but that’s one I always remember because of the sheer force that he used and one that became synonymous with the great career that he had.”

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