Last week was all about buzzer beaters, so we figured we'd make this week more about the miultitude of terrific dunks wafting around our favorite web-based video sites.
• Sam Thompson, Whitney Young (Ill.) vs. Orr (Ill.): Sam Thompson is heading to one of the nation's best programs -- Ohio State -- so perhaps it's no surprise that he takes over games seemingly at will. Still, to own a game against Orr, which features star Illinois-pledge Mycheal Henry, and score the final six points in a victory (INCLUDING this monster slam), is making a statement.
• Roderick Perkins, Campbell (Ga.) vs. South Cobb (Ga.): How Perkins is only a nominee -- and not a locked-in contender -- for the 2001 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Slam Dunk Contest we absolutely can't understand. Not only does he have the elevation and guts to throw down a 360 with ease, he has the marbles to do it in a game.
• Taylor Shropshire, Rome (Ga.) High: Ever wonder why you need to get back on a three-on-none fast break? The most compelling reason may be to prevent this from happening. If that dunk isn't demoralizing, we're not sure what is. We're not sure who the Rome Wolves were facing off against, but then again, does it matter in this clip?
• Dalvin Guy, McClymonds (Calif.) vs. Rodriguez (Calif.): He may only be a sophomore, but Dalvin Guy is starting to make quite a name for himself in the Bay Area with overwhelming athleticism, as he flexed on this dunk at the "I Have a Dream" challenge against Rodriguez High.
• Tessa Cichy, Hill-Murray (Minn.) vs. Richfield (Minn.): This is a heck of a shot, taken at full canter from behind the midcourt like by Tessa Cichy, but the reaction of the announcer clearly overshadows even that, doesn't it?
• Andy Ketsoyan, AGBU Pasadena (Calif.) vs. AGBU Valley (Calif.): Step beyond the confusion of AGBU playing AGBU for a moment, and enjoy what is a pretty impressive shot and a much more impressive delirious reaction. By the end of the clip, we actually thought Ketsoyan had just won the Super Bowl with a field goal ...
• 2011 Winnipeg High School Hockey All-Star Game: To be fair, we have no idea who precisely Eric is. What we do know is that he was the only scorer in the shootout that decided the 2011 Winnipeg High School Hockey League All-Star Game's C Division, and he did it with a heck of a goal, to boot.
• Michael Sacco, Freedom (Fla.) vs. Jesuit (Fla.): It might not be the goal of the year, but Michael Sacco's game-tying strike from the top of the box in the Wharton Tournament is still well worth watching, even in the dark.