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College, High School / Jan 21, 2015 / 2:30 pm

The 2015 McDonald’s All-American Nominees Have Been Announced

Kelly Oubre Jr., Cliff Alexander

Think of your favorite NBA superstar. No, seriously, take a second. Who did you come up with? Derrick Rose? LeBron James? Kevin Durant? Anthony Davis? At every level of basketball, from the NBA down, there is a group of players who are in a league of their own. Not only are their individual numbers usually ridiculous, but also the game seems to come easier to them. At the high school level this top group of youngsters makes up each year’s McDonald’s All-American Games. Think I’m overselling it? The last four number one picks in the NBA Draft are all alumni of the games. Read More »

High School, Video / Jan 13, 2015 / 12:30 pm

Taking A Charge On Five-Star Recruit Malik Monk Didn’t Work Out So Well

Malik Monk

This poor high school defender. It’s hard to tell if he’s standing outside the restricted area in the video we saw, but someone tried to draw a charge on five-star recruit Malik Monk. If you’re unfamiliar with Monk, he’s a class of 2016 freak whose name you should probably remember. This unknown HS defender sure will. Read More »

College, High School / Jan 10, 2015 / 4:45 pm

Video: High-Schooler Lucas Campbell Hammers Poster Dunk On Two Defenders

Lucas Campbell

Serious question: What exactly are they feeding these young ballers today? A couple days ago, high school senior Hafid Yassin out of Seattle threw down one of the best inbounds alley-oop dunks we have ever seen, sending the Internet into a tizzy after his ridiculous showcase of bounce went viral. Read More »

College, High School / Jan 7, 2015 / 12:30 pm

Video: High-Schooler Hafid Yassin Rises A Foot Above Rim To Finish In-Bounds Lob

Hafid Yassin

We might have witnessed the best inbounds dunk of 2015, and we are only seven days into the new year. Class of 2015 forward Hafid Yassin out of Chief Seattle High School in Seattle completely shut down the gym with one of the most insane alley-oop finishes we have seen in quite a while – especially at the high school level. Read More »

College, High School / Jan 5, 2015 / 3:45 pm

Dime Q&A: Kentucky Commit Isaiah Briscoe

Isaiah Briscoe

Slam Dunk to the Beach returned to Cape Henlopen high school in Lewes, Delaware after an 11-year hiatus this year. Before, NBA stars like LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Dwight Howard had played in the tournament as high schoolers, but last Sunday, Isaiah Briscoe made a case for himself to have his name added to the tournament’s prestigious alumni list that features 34 NBA All-Stars. Read More »

College, High School / Dec 30, 2014 / 11:30 am

Video: 16 Year-Old, Michael Porter, Dunks From Just Inside FT Line

Michael Porter

This was crazy. Michael Porter, a 6-8, 190-pound 16 year-old out of Missouri, is one of the most exciting members of the class of 2017. His dunk the other night from just inside the free throw line is one reason why… Read More »

High School / Dec 19, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Video: Derrick Jones Double-Clutches For Jaw-Dropping Poster Jam

Derrick Jones

Stop your search, hoop-heads. There won’t be a better dunk than this one in high school basketball all season long, and perhaps anywhere else in the game, too. Watch class of 2015 star Derrick Jones fly on this jaw-dropping, double-clutch poster jam over elite sophomore Cody Riley. Read More »

College, High School / Dec 18, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Video: High Schooler D.J. Harvey Headbutts Backboard On Block Try

D.J. Harvey

Have you ever wondered why that padding on the underside of backboards exists? For incredibly rare moments like this, of course. Watch DeMatha Catholic (MD) sophomore D.J. Harvey, Jr. hit his head hard on the backboard while rising for a huge block in a recent game. Read More »

GIFs, High School / Dec 12, 2014 / 3:45 pm

GIF: HS Freshman, Marvin Bagley, Posterizes Foe In First Home Game

Marvin Bagley III

In seventh grade he was offered a scholarship by Arizona, and in eighth grade he threw down an in-game 360-degree dunk. Now starting his freshman season in high school, Marvin Bagley has grown into a 6-10 phenom with scouts everywhere salivating about his precocious game and length. Bagley turns 16 in March next year, but he’sthe No. 1 ranked player in the class of 2018, and he showed why in his home opener recently. Read More »

GIFs, High School / Dec 11, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Video: Watch HS Player Jam It Over 7-6, Tacko Fall

Taco Fall, Anthony Lawrence

The world’s tallest high school player, Tacko “Taco” Fall, had a rough evening recently. A fellow high school student, Anthony Lawrence, elevated and threw it down on the 7-6 center after which his fellow classmates went berserk. Read More »