LeBron James popularized -- and perhaps even mythologized -- the ‘Chase Down’ block, where a player runs down a foe on a fastbreak in front of him and swats away what seems like a sure bucket. Now a player from from Milton (Ga.) Academy may have perfected the move.
As you can see in the clip above, Milton’s Justin Kornegay slapped away a lay up with a serious contender for block of the season with a massive ‘CD’ in a game against Atlanta-area rival Marrietta (Ga.) Walton High. The swat turned away an easy basket for Walton … and did so with some authority at that.
Milton rolled to a 74-53 victory in the game, pushing the Eagles to a 13-10 record. That’s not bad in the tough proving grounds of Georgia high school hoops, but much of the school’s 2012-13 campaign has been overshadowed by the September dismissal of legendary Milton coach David Boyd amidst scandalous recruiting allegations.
Now those ugly allegations and the entire Boyd era are in the past … much like any thoughts one Walton player may have had of an easy layup before Kornegay came rushing in behind him.
With athleticism like that, this probably won’t be the last we’ll see of Kornegay, whether at Milton or wherever he ends up next.