Prior to LeBron James, as a general rule of thumb, those outside of NBA front offices didn’t really pay attention to high school basketball – sans possibly the McDonald’s All-American game. But ever since James took the league by storm, high school basketball has become as popular as ever.
Arenas are packed on a nightly basis and major television networks are often seen broadcasting games.
And that’s for good reason considering the talent that can be seen at the high school level games, like recently on display at the Chick-fil-A Classic.
South Carolina’s Hammond High School took part in the tournament which featured well known teenage basketball prodigy Seventh Woods, who sent the arena into a frenzy with a monstrosity of a dunk.
Woods, a 15-year-old ‘point guard’ brought the ball up the floor and decided to launch himself over a defender, slamming down a rim rattling dunk. It’s the type of move you’d drop your jaw at if it happened in the NBA, let alone during a high school event.