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Is this The High School Dunk Of The Year?

April 26, 2010 – Allen Moll

Is it just me, or are high school aged ball players seemingly getting more athletic every year? While some pundits would argue that the game’s younger generation focus more on how high they can jump rather than how many jump-shots they can drain, it definitely makes the high school and college game more exciting. This season the has shown you a number of noteworthy high flying, rim rattling dunks that had to have made you simply say……!

Earlier this season, we’ve shown you the video footage of junior Deuce Bello pulling off an incredible between the legs eastbay dunk during live game action, as well as Kansas bound, Josh Selby’s amazing array of dunks to win the dunk contest at this year’s McDonalds All American Game. And who could forget the high school ranks’ most athletic high riser, CJ Leslie, whom we featured recently, when we showed you his ’09-’10 season dunk mix.

But Trey Sparks, of Hillcrest HS in Springfield, Missouri, may have just blown all of these other players out of the water when he jumped completely over a 6’6 defender on his way to scoring 22 points and helping his squad win a state championship for the first time since 1984. His pogo-stick leaping ability is bound to draw comparisons to Vince Carter leaping over a 7 foot Frenchman in the 2000 Olympics. The amazing thing about it is that this isn’t the first time he has jumped over a defending player.

Allen Moll is an avid NBA and College Basketball fan who watches and studies games religiously and coaches youth basketball in his native Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania.  Allen is a regular columnist for,,, and his own site, Hoops Haven.

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