VIDEO: The best prep dunker in the nation is rising sophomore LaDarius Marshall? After this contest, apparently so

VIDEO: The best prep dunker in the nation is rising sophomore LaDarius Marshall? After this contest, apparently so

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VIDEO: The best prep dunker in the nation is rising sophomore LaDarius Marshall? After this contest, apparently so

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Move over, Kwe Parker. You’ve got some serious, serious competition to be the nation’s best prep slam dunk artist, and his name is LaDarius Marshall.

Marshall stole all of the spotlight at the 2015 Jordan Brand #FirsttoFly Dunk Contest in Las Vegas. Competing against a loaded field featuring the likes of Mark Vital, Jalen Johnson and Antwan Johnson, among others, Marshall completed some of the most ridiculous dunks you’ll ever see.

Forget the “arm through the rim up to the elbow” slam that comes at the beginning of the highlight reel above; can you believe the “reverse jump over a crowd” slam? Nuts.

None of this is to disparage any of the attempts from Vital, the Johnsons or anyone else. They just couldn’t compete against Marshall’s athleticism or creativity. Few could have at any level the way he was throwing down slams in Las Vegas.

The only thing left now is for a mano-a-mano faceoff with Parker himself. That’s a contest we’d love to see with Parker healthy, and with Marshall motivated to prove that his performance at #FirsttoFly was no fluke.

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