We’re already underway in one of the biggest elite prep hoops weekends of the year, with the Adidas Gauntlet tipping off on Wednesday and the Nike EYBL Peach Jam getting underway Thursday. USA TODAY High School Sports will be covering it all for you from both Georgia locations, and colleague Jason Jordan was on hand to witness this monster right here:
That’s Dennis Smith Jr., a consensus top-5 prospect in the Class of 2016. We already knew he could ball, and he’s apparently intent on showing the nation in one of his most high profile stops. Here he completely broke down a would-be defender, sending him sprawling, then streaked down the lane for the overpowering thunder dunk. That is some high quality Gauntlet action.
Here was Jason’s reaction. All we can do is echo this passionately:
Will it be the best play of the weekend? We’ll have to find out. It’s certainly one heck of a good start.