Rare footage has surfaced of a high school playoff game from 1996 between Pennsylvania’s Lower Merion High and Norristown High — of course, featuring Kobe Bryant, then a senior in high school. Kobe, whose stat line consisted of 30.8 points, 12 rebounds, 6.5 assists, 4 steals and 3.8 blocks per game, led Lower Merion to
Michael Beaty of Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis, Ind. knew time was running out in the first quarter. The heady high school basketball player took down the defensive rebound and almost in one motion heaved the ball over the defender and miraculously into the basket that was 85-feet away. Beaty’s long-distance Hail Mary was
Garfield High School (Seattle) and Issaquah High School (17 miles east of Seattle) are set to face off Saturday night in the second round of the WIAA 4A Boys Basketball tournament. On Friday, some Issaquah students — the overwhelming majority of whom are white — unleashed a relentless, hateful attack across various social media platforms
Jefferson High School and Rockford East High School (both of Rockford, Ill.) squared off Tuesday night in a hotly contested Class 4A regional semifinal. The game came down to the wire, with Jefferson’s Chaz Johnson sinking a buzzer beater to clinch a 51-49 victory. As the teams lined up to shake hands, they promptly squared
Freshman Ty McDonald from East Union High School in Mississippi missed his free throw, but his sticktoitiveness paid off when he grabbed the loose ball and chucked up a falling-out-of-bounds heave-ho three that miraculously went in the hoop.
6’0″ point guard Carlee Clemons from Millbrook High School in Raleigh, NC held his personal slam dunk contest during the Leon Brogden Holiday Tournament. While facing Laney, coincidentally Michael Jordan’s former high school, the tiny powder-keg Clemons put on an aerial assault that would make His Airness proud.
Virginia High School basketball player Marvey’o Otey definitely waited til the last minute to submit his bid for best basketball shot of the year, but it was definitely worth it. As Otey is falling out of bounds he saves the ball with a behind-the-back toss and hurls it in the air where it magically swishes
The Cameron County Red Raiders (Emporium, PA) pulled off a miraculous one-point win against Ridgway High School recently thanks to an extremely clutch (and lucky) last-second shot by Dylan Clingan. Down by two with only a few seconds remaining in the game, Ridgway missed a free throw after being intentionally fouled. After a short battle
If you’re like the team at Next Impulse Sports and you have Hoop Dreams on your best sports movies of all time list – you need to stop what you’re doing and go see the new documentary, Lenny Cooke. Lenny Cooke was one of the most hyped high school basketball players in the country. Back
So what were you doing in 8th grade? Popping zits and trying not to let anyone steal your Space Jam Trapper Keeper? Well all Ladarius Marshall is doing is dominating every basketball game he plays in with spectacular blocks and high-flying alley-oops. The freakishly talented Marshall is 6’5″ and has been ranked as high as
It’s August 21st, which means we have more than two months until actual, regular season NBA action. As you might imagine, we’re getting a little stir-crazy. Thankfully, we have Internet saints like YouTuber Gremlin2123321, who was kind enough to hop in the wayback machine and bring us some decade-old goodies (has it really been ten
Jabari Parker, the No. 2 ranked high school basketball player in the ESPN 100, committed to Duke Thursday. Parker chose Duke over Florida, Michigan State, BYU and Stanford. Parker attended Simeon (Chicago) Career Academy — the same school as all-star point guard Derrick Rose. He is listed at 6’8, 220 lbs and has a solid outside stroke for his size