Prep Rally

  • Check out this 5-year-old's incredible ball-handling skills

    Danielle Elliot at Prep Rally9 hrs ago

    A five-year-old Chinese boy has ball-handling skills most adults can only dream about. The website Shanghaiist posted a series of GIFs showing Mai Zizhou basically putting on an exhibition.

    If he was in the U.S., he'd be getting ready for kindergarten. Shanghaiist reports that he started practicing when he was two years old – and if you look closely, you can see he's not just practicing his ball skills. He's can shoot daggers with his eyes, too.

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  • H.S. best of the best show off crazy dunking skills

    Danielle Elliot at Prep Rally15 hrs ago

    High school basketball's best of the best showed off some insane dunking talent on Monday night in the Powerade Jam Fest Dunk Contest at the University of Chicago.

    The overall title went to Dwayne Bacon, who dunked straight over former NBA star and current ESPN analyst Jalen Rose. Bacon will play at Florida State next year.

    But it was Stephen Zimmerman, a senior at Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas, Nevada, who nearly stole the show with his series of slams. Rivals.com lists Zimmerman No. 11 in the class of 2015.

    Stephen Zimmerman Jr. #McDAAG #JamFest! Cc: @McDAAG https://t.co/2oSDtfRMZu" he going crazy in the dunk contest” Shout out Zim @BIGG_ZIMM

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  • Missouri school pulls off comeback of the year

    Danielle Elliot at Prep Rally8 days ago

    Talk about a comeback. St. Charles (Mo.) trailed by as much as 21 points in the first half of the state final against Hillcrest (Springfield, Mo.) High School.

    Doing it the hard way...state champs after trailing by 21. St Charles Pirates win 4A title. pic.twitter.com/VMuaOedojq

    Hillcrest shooting guard Brady Petry was hitting threes from all over the court, all but putting on a clinic, as the Hornets built their lead.

    "He would hit three after three and I would just look at Casey and I would just be like, 'I don't think he's going to miss,'" St. Charles senior Chase Morfeld told Fox2. But the Pirates kept fighting.

    "We weren't going to give up, it was going to be our last game so I mean we were just going to fight to the end win or lose," said Morfeld. 

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  • H.S. lacrosse goalie scores on incredibly long shot

    Danielle Elliot at Prep Rally11 days ago

    As the clock ticked away at the end of the third quarter in Thursday's lacrosse game between Wheat Ridge (Co.) High School and Boulder High, Wheat Ridge goalie Nolan Hector took a last-second shot.

    Actually, there wasn't even a full second on the clock, just 0.7 seconds.  Check out what happened:

    #sctop10 HS Lacrosse goalie scores 77 yard goal at end of third quarter. Amazing!!! pic.twitter.com/eSQPhy2XLB

      There's nothing Prep Rally loves more than seeing a team play to the final seconds. It doesn't matter if that's the final seconds of the game or the quarter or whatever – every second counts. Props to Hector for following through. 

    His goal gave Wheat Ridge the 9-8 advantage, and the team went on to win 15-11.

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  • Michigan H.S. basketball team rallies from 8 down in last 15 seconds

    Danielle Elliot at Prep Rally14 days ago

    Trailing by eight with 15 seconds left, most high school teams would look dejected. The Dansville (Mich.) boys varsity team instead rose to the occasion in Saturday's district final.

    Brian Calloway of the Lansing State Journal recapped the astounding comeback:

    Carter Frantz and Ben Lober each hit 3s during the late push for Dansville. The Aggies (9-13) then received a technical for knocking the ball out of bounds. Galesburg-Augusta didn’t convert the technical free throws with around 4.6 seconds remaining, but split free throws after another quick foul to go ahead two. That’s when Frantz received a full-court pass and hit a layup to send the contest to overtime.

    Dansville went on to win 46-38 in overtime. It's the team's first district title since 2000.

    “Here we are in the district championship with it sort of slipping away from us and we dug deep and refused to lose and that’s a real credit to them and something we can definitely build on going forward," the coach told Calloway.

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  • Virginia H.S. baller nails three dunks in state championship

    Danielle Elliot at Prep Rally19 days ago

    Juan Thornhill of Altavista (Va.) High School more than enjoyed the final game of his basketball career on Wednesday. The 6-foot-1 senior dunked not once, not twice, but three times as he helped propel his team to its third-straight Virgina High School League Group 1A state title.

    He showed that he can dunk any which way he wants, flying through the lane for a two-handed slam on an inbounds pass, then a single-handed monster jam, then capping it with an alley-oop off the backboard.

    That final dunk was definitely the most exciting, according to the News Advance.

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