By the time Zach LaVine cruised to the NBA Slam Dunk contest title, there was no question who the best dunker in the NBA was. The same can’t be said for the high school ranks, though one Washington player laid claim to that title in a recent game.
This is Corey Kispert, who stars for King’s High in Seattle. During a recent game against Meridian, Kispert received the ball on the right wing on a breakaway. Accelerating straight for the hoop to beat the defenders to the spot, Kispert elevated heading toward the rim, then thought better of it, ducking underneath and flushing home a filthy reverse dunk.
Yes, the slam was only worth two points, but it had a major impact on the game’s momentum.
Kispert is only a sophomore and already checks in at 6-foot-5 and 180 pounds, so there’s probably a bright future ahead for the swingman. As it was, the emphatic bucket helped pace Kings to a 63-30 rout of Meridien, one of 26 on the season as the Knights roll on toward the state playoffs.