High School McDonalds All-American Slam Dunk Contest
There Are NBA Stars That Can't Dunk Anything Like These High School Kids
The NBA dunk contest is pretty incredible, but there are times that you (perhaps unfairly) look at a guy like Dwight Howard and think, man... with his size, his athleticism, and the fact that he gets paid an immense amount of money to do absolutely nothing but work on his game, you should kind of expect him to be able to throw down like that.
That's why high school dunk contests are even better. When I went to high school, we only had 2 kids in the entire school that could dunk, period. And they weren't throwing it off the backboard, doing double pumps, windmills, or anything like that. They were just getting a running start and barely throwing it down with one hand.
Some of these McDonalds All-Americans, however, can dunk with the best of them. The VERY best of them. Here's some of the highlights from Peyton Silva (committed to Louisville), Mason Plumlee (Duke), and the eventual winner Avery Bradley (Texas). Enjoy.
2009 McDonalds All American slam dunk contest highlights [NESW Sports]