If you’re going to land yourself a technical foul for hanging on the rim, you might as well make the most of it. At least that’s clearly the approach being taken by JaQuavion Boston-Gaines, the LaFayette (Ala.) High School senior who did just that during his team’s 81-30 rout of Woodland (Ala.) High School.
Boston-Gaines is a multi-sport star at LaFayette, an All-State pick as a defensive back on the football team and a star shortstop on the baseball team. In between he’s used his remarkable athleticism to emerge as a standout for the school’s basketball team.
The kid can play, regardless of sport, and when he was faced with a game where the outcome was clearly not in doubt, he decided to make the most of a fast break. The result? An enormous dunk followed by a brief acrobatic routine on the rim itself.
Yes, that’s worthy of a technical foul. Yes, to a degree it was showing up an opponent. At the same time, was it awesome? Absolutely.
After all, technical fouls come and go. A highlight like this lives forever.