High school was a fun time for many people. But would you actually want to go back and relive it? Maybe, if you could star on a school’s basketball team!
The Cinderella-est story of the schoolboy hoops season in the Washington, D.C., area came to an end over the weekend. It turns out the year’s most fantastical feel-good tale really was a fantasy after all.
The scene of this incredible buzzer beater is the gym at Pace University, where Ardsley High School found itself down two, 51-49, with just seconds left in the New York Section 1 Class A title game, and opponent Tappan Zee High School inbounding:
Here we have Demetrius Craft of Laurel High (Md.) catching what appears to be a sudden gust of wind, being tackled by a monster from the spirit realm, or pulling off the greatest flop of the year.
Late in the fourth quarter of a game between Monessen High School and Clairton High School last night, players exchanged punches near the Monessen bench. The punch sparked an all-out brawl that an estimated 60 people were involved in before cops shut it down.
The most moneyed Goliath in prep school athletics needed help from above, or from somewhere else, to vanquish a relative David in parochial hoops over the weekend.
The scene is the gym of Evanston Township High School, in Evanston, Illinois, a Chicago suburb. The Evanston, uhh, Wildkits are down 44-42 to the visiting Hawks of Maine South, with seconds on the game clock and Maine South at the free throw line. Have a look at this craziness:
Gary Mays, who should have been really famous, died Monday night. He was 82.
You like buzzer-beaters. Of course you do. Last night, in a rivalry game between St. Charles East and St. Charles North, in, umm, St. Charles, Illinois, East came back from a 12 point deficit to tie the game at 47 with just over a minute remaining. The teams traded buckets and free throws over the next 60 seconds,…
Pickerington Central’s (Ohio) Adrian Nelson, who’ll be a Detroit Titan next year, delivered a literally show-stopping highlight tonight in his game against Groveport Madison. Given the opportunity for a wide-open dunk, Nelson showed off his strength (and maybe some weakness in the Groveport gym) by collapsing the rim…
North Miami High’s Donte Innocent, who’s listed at just six feet tall, somehow gained the power of flight as he went for a chasedown block, completely devouring an opponent who probably though he had an easy bunny.
Common as extreme blowouts are in high school basketball, a true shutout is still extremely rare. The state of Montana had its first one in any level of recorded organized basketball last weekend, and man, is it a bummer: Froid-Medicine Lake High 102, Brockton High 0.
Last week, before a basketball game between Eagle Grove and Forest City in Forest City, Iowa, two local radio broadcasters were heard cheerily expressing their disdain for the “Español people” who played for Eagle Grove High School, before wishing they would “go back to where they came from.”
Because of his beloved famous father, Manute, and his own similarly pronounced height, Bol Bol has been on the national radar since he was a 6-foot-5 middle schooler, casually blocking the shots of normal pubescent boys. Now, the now 7-foot-1 high school senior has chosen to commit to the University of Oregon, where…
During his first few days in jail, Mumin Tunc folded the limbs of his 7-foot-tall teenage frame as best he could and sat on his cell mattress with his back glued to the wall. He barely slept. Accused criminals filled the cells around him at the York County detention facility in York, S.C. Some were there for petty…
Sid Catlett, a former NCAA star and brief NBA player who always regarded a high school hoops game as his sporting peak, is dead. Catlett was 69 years old.
According to arrest records from Orange County (Fla.), five-star basketball recruit Emmitt Williams was arrested early Wednesday morning in Orlando and charged with one count of sexual battery and one count of false imprisonment. Williams, 19, was booked by Orlando PD at around 12:40 this morning and was held on…
Now that Lonzo Ball is safely on the Lakers, the Lavar Ball media circus has finally started to slow down a bit. A month ago, he was hawking merch and jumping around on WWE Raw; lately, he’s mostly been in the news for an NBA player telling him to fuck off and for throwing a tantrum at his son’s AAU game.
We’ve brought you Zion Williamson highlights before. The 2018 recruit is a 99th-percentile athlete for his age and he performs absurd high-flying feats on the basketball court on what appears to be a regular basis. Here’s another one, wherein Williamson owns a would-be dunker.