It's over, folks. This right here has got to be the prep dunk of the year.
The wicked slam you see above was delivered by Greenwood (Miss.) Amanda Elzy guard Rahkeem Lehaman, who flushed home two points with authority and the kind of athleticism that is awfully tough to match.
The dunk in question, as delivered by the senior who currently has scholarship offers from four Division I programs, came during an intra-state face off against Memphis (Tenn.) East High, with the East defenders left with absolutely nothing they could do to limit the damage inflicted by Lehaman to their narrow lead or their collective psyche.
That the dunk came off an utterly botched shake-and-bake with Memphis East heading up the floor couldn't have helped, either, but it was Lehaman's slam which truly carried the day.
As it turns out, Lehaman's athleticism alone wasn't enough to lift Amanda Elzy, with Memphis East eventually edging out a 75-73 victory.
Still, that hardly eases the sheer shock provided by Lehaman's best-in-class jam, which was worthy of the NBA festivities this weekend (the games, folks, not necessarily the Slam Dunk Contest), let alone an intra-state prep hoops game.
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