Paul George jumping out of the gym again

Fresno State needed a pick-me-up after three straight losses, and got it with a nonconference win against Cal State Bakersfield.

That in itself doesn't sound thrilling, but consider what NBA draft prospect Paul George told Daniel Lyght of the Fresno Bee after the game.

George's numbers have been good since returning from a severely sprained ankle, but the star sophomore revealed that only right before the Bulldogs' 79-68 win has the ankle been pain-free.

And so he dunked, with enough authority that apparently that the rest of the WAC should be on alert during the conference tournament.

"It's good to finally be able to look at the rim, be able to get some air flowing through the hair, getting the crowd going," he said. "No more finger rolls or trying to look pretty, just throw it down."