Thursday, November 13th, 2008 at 1:43 pm  |  56 responses

Best High School Dunks 2008

Treating the bucket like scrap metal.

by Justin Walsh

College basketball has no idea what it’s in for. Demar Derozan may be exposed as a man with (to paraphrase from a Pac-10 scout I overheard at the Nike SayNo Classic) “stupid hops,” but do they have any clue that 15 other guys are about to make more posters than a printing press on the NCAA? I doubt it. Attention Bob Huggins, Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Calhoun; it’s time to open your eyes and gawk at the future highlight reels of college basketball. Mr. Thabeet, come get you some of this transition jaw loosening glory! Any defenders who feel a need for national press coverage, simply stand pat on the baseline and get smashed on. SLAM faithful, I give you:

Demar Derozan
John Wall
Jrue Holiday
Victor Rudd
Charles Odom
Michael Snaer
Jeremy Tyler
Renardo Sidney
Dwyane Polee
Shannon Sharpe
D’Sean Anderson
Guy Landry
Clarence Trent
Gerard Anderson
Kevin Young

Dick Vitale, get your superlatives ready.

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  • weston1988

    oh my god. scrap metal indeed

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    The kid that drove the length of the floor and #10 and the end were the most impressive. Most of the others? Meh…

  • http://www.ballislife.com Arek


  • http://nbaukfan.blogspot.com/ mat smith

    ewww, check slam with their own inbedded video, youtube must be bricking it.

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    Dwyane Pool? Is that a typo or is there really a second person in this world with the name Dwyane? And is it just me, or is Dwayne now starting to look like THE typo?

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    It’s Polee, pronounced Pole-EE heh. Names these days…He’s the basketball last name version of brett FAVRE…spells it like that pronounces it farve

  • http://www.peterrobertcasey.com Peter Robert Casey

    John Wall is the truth!

  • Stephanie

    lmao @ the smashed on part & dammmm the dunk at 1:36

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    My bad, Polee, Dwyane Polee.

  • http://www.ravingblacklunatic.blogspot.com Allenp

    Yeah, that music made me want to dunk on somebody. And I can’t jump.
    Also, that kid who drove and then dunked, plus that one-handed tip jam were nastiness.

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    Demar is looking more and more like a J-Rich clone everyday.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Cub Buenning

    I’m excited for this season, for sure.

    Shannon Sharpe? Why didn’t Ozzie Newsome’s bangs make this tape?

  • Easy

    Damn, some of them dunks were straight criminal. Props to the new player too, lookin’ clean.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Shannon Sharpe has FILTHY hops. He’s about 5 foot ten, pullin between the leg dunks off baseline… HAHA @ the ozzie newsome line

  • http://www.ballislife.com Arek

    B. Long, Demar can jump off of 1 and 2 feet.. J-rich is mainly a 2 foot dunker.. remember the 2002 dunk contest when had to do the free throw line dunk but couldn’t jump off 1 foot for sh!t!

  • mike

    how about when kemba walker dunked on jrue holiday in the mc d’s all american game now that was nasty

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    mike, that dunk was so dirty! the kemba facial was a blemish on an otherwise solid game by jrue

  • http://www.annodominibeats.net Anno Domini Beats

    Great mix!! Glad you used my beat too haha!

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    the fifth one was extra nice, reverse oop. then of course, all the dunks ON somebody, esp. the putbacks

  • Diggy

    Derozan is sick…

  • http://myspace.com/tyler_tpott T-pott

    is there really 2 charles odoms? lol

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ Moose

    Those were nice. Can anyone tell me the name of the soundtrack?

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    Thanks for that correction, T-pott.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Arek

    T-Pott.. yeah there is

    and ANNO! good to see you on here man

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    JOHN WALL!!!! REPRESENT RALEIGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • WhaHuh

    I’m not sure if it was intentional, stolen or inspired but this is the school version of the “Art of War” (NBA) video by Expiredpineapples (search youtube)

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    inspired i think. i think every hoophead has seen art of war video. only the song to this is a remixed version with a beat done by annodomini. definitely not stealing, but that art of war NBA video on youtube is oldschool. WhaHUh: nice funfact

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    the other difference being that the art of war vid is nba footage from TV telecasts and all the footage on this video was shot by us.

  • http://www.basketallboys.blogspot.com the doctor

    whats the name of the track?

  • ciolkstar

    John Wall is the realness. Looks like some people on here already know.

  • ciolkstar

    Is Charles Odom the real little guy who puts the ball up high in his right hand than throws down on the break. Whoever that was, that isht was ridiculous.

  • slamfan4life

    this is sick stuff right here

  • http://www.ballislife.com Arek

    WhaHuh.. it wasn’t inspired from the art of war, it was inspired after Matt heard the beat and knew he had to make a mix to it.. This mis just happens to sample the song used in art of war.

  • http://thecolddraft.blogspot.com ML

    Great mix. That dude at about 1:37 pulled off the cradle with supreme ease. I think he could’ve embellished it more, however.
    PS. White guys in high school are still not dunking. Damn shame.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ Moose

    I have discovered the song, y’all! Requiem for a Dream Remix by Clint Mansell.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Arek

    ML.. white guys in high school are dunking alright.. just not good enough for highlight mixes LOL

  • http://www.ballislife.com Arek

    Actually the beat is by Anno Domini beats.. it says it at the end

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ Moose

    The BEAT, maybe, Arek. But the song? Above.

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  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    Whoever that kid was that pounded that last one off the miss is ill.

  • WhaHuh

    I went to the Ball is Life website and noticed one of the admins was VincentDa aka ExpiredPineapples aka red apples solutions. Lol the guy who made the original has some role on the website. My comment was not meant to disrespect the new mixer or video editor.

  • matt(ballislife

    the last dunk was demar derozan, come on b. long!! haha. the kid that did the cradle dunk is dwayne polee

  • http://www.ballislife.com Arek

    WhaHuh.. yeah VincentDa design the Ballislife website.

  • balla

    that was sick i’ma go out right now and start workin on my hops

  • http://www.lahoopz.com Dr. Hoopz

    Nice video! BallisLife is Jammin’!

    Dr. Hoopz (Los Angeles Hoopz, America’s Favorite Basketball League)

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  • Prentice Mcgruder

    QUDDUS BELLO CLASS OF ’11!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU HEARD IT HERE!

  • Randy Brown

    All these dunks were RIDICULOUS. Made me wanna go work on my 7″ vert. Chubby white boys represent. @TadOne -How can you possibly not be impressed by the rest of those dunks?

  • Cizzo

    Man I can’t wait until this season begins with the NCAA, 2 bad Brandon Jennings is in the Euro League he would put the college over the top!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • http://quinnpage.homestead.com Q-Tip

    man thats lil’ romeo wit tha red sleeve isn’t hez such a punk

  • http://www.ballislife.com Arek

    Q-tip.. thats not lil romeo

  • nastierthanyou

    I am not nastier than Demar, but I’d still put 20 on his b***h a**

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  • malanacream

    i cannot belive this is high school, f%$# this is amazing.

  • http://www.pianoholicmusic.com Petey

    nice video, lovin it…