Three prep hoopsters were in a giving mood Friday night, and their gift to the masses was some serious elevation.
Like Santa soaring through the night sky in his sleigh on Christmas Eve, we begin in Texas, where highly recruited junior guard Victor Bailey Jr. of McNeil (Austin, Texas) broke out his best dunk contest jam in a 68-55 win over Cedar Ridge (Round Rock, Texas). Bailey Jr. finished with 26 points, showing why the likes of Kansas, Texas and Ohio State are recruiting him.
Next up, the sleigh touches down in West Virginia for Morgantown (W.Va.) senior Kenzie Melko’s fierce windmill on the break in an 89-48 victory over Elkins (W.Va.). Tip of the hat to Melko’s teammate Steven Solomon for a Kevin Love-approved outlet pass. Santa loves seeing those good fundamentals.
The final stop on the journey comes in Georgia, where Santa delivered the trampoline used by junior Preston Horne of Tift County (Tifton, Ga.) for a ridiculous put-back dunk in his team’s 74-60 win over Coffee (Douglas, Ga.).
Fa la la la la, la la la la.