It's about time, right? As March Madness -- and the preceding delirium of February in a number of states -- comes to a close, Prep Rally is rounding up some of the best dunks and buzzer beaters from across the nation. As you might guess, there's no shortage of clips to choose from, so here's Prep Rally's favorite crop of them.
• Billy McDonald, North Haven (Conn.) and Ivan Guadalupe, Farmington (Conn.): Hey, if we're going to be highlighting dunks and buzzer beaters, why not kick off the shindig with a clip that includes both? On this play Billy McDonald gave North Haven a late lead with one of the more spectacular prep dunks you'll see -- a reverse slam on a follow -- only to be one-upped by Ivan Guadalupe, who nailed a three-quarter buzzer beater. Seriously.
• Marcus Smart, Flower Mound (Texas) Marcus: OK, this dunk happened in an actual regulation game. On a break, Flower Mound Marcus' Nick Banyard tossed up an alley-oop for superstar teammate Marcus Smart, who was all too happy to finish the move with a tremendous slam that brought the house down. As well it should; usually alley oops like that are reserved for dunk contests.
• Nelson Agholor, Tampa (Fla.) Berkley Prep: This is how you finish off a poster jam. Nelson Agholor, better known as a wide receiver prospect headed to USC, showed that he has plenty of athleticism and strength with this flush from a late February game headed into the playoff rush.
• Zak Showalter, Germantown (Wisc.): What's the best way to kick off a heavily-hyped state semifinal game? With a monster slam off the opening tip off, of course. Zak Showalter was more than happy to oblige with that in Wisconsin, where his slam helped set the pace for an 81-43 Germantown drubbing of Madison (Wisc.) Memorial.
• Jordan Chatman, Seattle (Wash.) Union: There are plenty of things that define Jordan Chatman's game, but explosive is a good place to start. Chatman showed all of that and the skill that helped make him the Gatorade Washington Player of the Year on this slam.
• Christian Filion, Newmarket (N.H.): It took this miraculous effort from Filion to help Newmarket advance past Sunapee (N.H.) in the state quarterfinals on home court. Needless to say, it was the Mules' shot of the season.
• Jacob Findley, Giltner (Neb.): What do you do when you're down by four with just two seconds left and standing at the free throw line? If you play for Giltner, you calmly stroke the first free throw, intentionally miss the second and tap the rebound out to Jacob Findley, who smoothly strokes a game-tying three en route to a double-overtime, state-title earning victory.
• Brittany Wiebe, Brandon (Manitoba) Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School: This is just crazy. Sure, Wiebe tossed this shot up there like a baseball relay through from the outfield, but boy did she not nail it. The three couldn't earn Crocus Plains a win, but it did close Wiebe's career with a heck of a bang.