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Dallas Mavericks rookie Justin Anderson flexes his athleticism against Charlotte

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Once again, Anderson is proving his worth on the roster.

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Virginia fans were used to watching athletic plays like this for three years while Justin Anderson played for the Hoos, but there's something particularly satisfying -- though not surprising -- when you see it happen in the NBA.

Charlotte Hornets' Nicolas Batum probably thought he had an easy layup ahead of him, but Anderson proved too much. Anderson was able to block the shot with his left hand, catch the ball with his right hand, and somehow have the good wherewithal to plant his feet in bounds and save the ball before falling out of bounds with a quick pass to teammate Wesley Matthews.

The video clip follows -- you'll hear the announcers act surprised, but Virginia fans have all been there before.