Eight of the nation’s top dunkers will gather at Greater Atlanta Christian School on Saturday for the third American Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships. The event will be broadcast at 2 p.m. ET on CBS. Here’s a closer look at this year’s field of aerial artists.
Jordan Bell, Long Beach Poly (Calif.)
The Scoop: Many dunks are rim-rattling. Bell’s dunks are rim-breaking. Here’s the visual proof from the Hoophall Classic:
The Greater Atlanta Christian School better have a replacement rim or two on hand. / YouTube
Deonte Burton, Vincent (Milwaukee, Wis.)
The Scoop: You only need to watch the first 12 seconds of the video below to see that Burton, a unanimous all-state selection, is a high-riser, but you should watch all of it to fully appreciate his versatile game.
Isaiah Dennis, Eagle’s Landing (McDonough, Ga.)
College: Georgia State
The Scoop: Dennis, who glided over a pair of ridiculously tall teammates in the dunk contest at the City of Palms Classic, led Eagle’s Landing to its first Georgia Class AAAA title. The Georgia State commit scored 9 of his 17 points in the final 5 minutes of the championship game.
Soma Edo, Berkner (Richardson, Texas)
College: Fresno State
The Scoop: The 6-foot-5 Edo is a dunk contest veteran and would entertain crowds during pregame warmups with a collection of slams.
Anton Gill, Hargrave Military Academy (Chatham, Va.)
The Scoop: Gill is the No. 44 recruit in the ESPN 100, and as you can see from the video below, he can get up with anyone.
Craig Hinton, East Forsyth (Kernersville, N.C.)
The Scoop: Call Hinton the people’s choice, as he won the Facebook voting competition to punch his ticket to Atlanta.
Kuran Iverson, Fishburne Military (Waynesboro, Va.)
The Scoop: Because you’re wondering, yes, they’re related. Kuran is Allen’s cousin, and he can ball.
Kendrick Nunn, Simeon (Chicago)
The Scoop: Nunn, who averaged 14.8 points per game, teamed with Duke commit Jabari Parker to lead Simeon to its fourth consecutive Class 4A state title.