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ON A POSTER — The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree in the case of incoming Utah State freshman Crew Ainge, the son of former BYU star Danny Ainge, as demonstrated in a video that made the rounds on social media Sunday.

In other falls, BYU offensive lineman Zac Dawe proved to be “that guy” in falling into the Provo River, and Michael Phelps fell into the water with a great white shark. Sort of.

Click the video above for all of our Great Clips of the Week.

USU guard Crew Ainge dunks on former BYU star dad

Danny Ainge’s son Crew is back from a two-year mission for the LDS church in Louisiana.

But before the 5-foot-11 guard from Wellesley, Massachusetts, heads to Utah State University, he showed pops what he’s got on the family’s backyard hoop. Being the good sport he is, the former BYU star and current Boston Celtics general manager posted Junior’s dunk against his old man on Twitter.

Next challenger: Gordon Hayward. Too soon?

Phelps vs. shark

The all-time most-decorated Olympian raced a great white shark on the Discovery Channel.

Well, sort of.

Michael Phelps, the man with 23 Olympic gold medals, kicked off Shark Week 2017 Sunday with Discovery’s “Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White.” It was a made-for-television special that promised to answer the biggest question on the internet: Can Phelps beat nature’s greatest swimmer?

Or so we thought.

In all actuality, Phelps learned about sharks, trained in freezing open water off the coast of South Africa, then strapped on a mono-fin tail to challenge his competitor in a computer-simulated race, with Phelps’ time compared to an actual shark’s time.

In the end (spoiler alert), the shark won by 2 seconds. Phelps will have to console himself with his two dozen gold medals and knowing that he is only the fastest human on the planet.

BYU offensive lineman is ‘that guy’

It’s hot in Provo, and members of the BYU football team were caught cooling off with some synchronized swimming this week.

Wide receiver Beau Tanner let the world in on their fun, showing off a well-synchronized dive off a bridge above what appears to be the Provo River next to teammate Mitch Harris.

At least, it was well synchronized until former Pleasant Grove lineman Zac Dawe finished off the routine.

We’ll still give it a 8.5 out of 10.

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A proud graduate of Syracuse University, Sean Walker has covered BYU for KSL.com since 2015, while also mixing in prep sports, education, and anything else his editors assign him to do.

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