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Basketball Recruit Shatters Backboard

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Never heard of basketball recruit Devin Thomas before? That’s about to change.

In a college basketball season full of great dunks like those of Markel Brown, Kwame Alexander and Darrion Pellum, it’s a high school player that may end up with the Dunk of the Year outside the NBA.

Check out this video of Thomas, a Wake Forest recruit who completely shattered the backboard in the middle of the Mid-Penn basketball championship game between his Central Dauphin High School and Greencastle-Antrim on Thursday night. The dunk came off an alley-oop from guard Nick Seefeldt and put the team up 39-30 with 3:02 left in the third quarter before the game had to be suspended until Friday due to the damage.

The game left off with 18 points on top of 17 rebounds for the 6-foot-9 senior, a man-child that has already signed to play with Wake Forest next season and averages 22.7 points, 13.2 rebounds, 2.9 blocks and 2.8 assists per game. Apparently this is old hat for Thomas, who shattered another backboard two years ago while dunking during AAU practice.

It’s not quite as impressive as the alley-oop from Sean Miller to Pitt’s Jerome Lane in 1988 - better known as “Send it in Jerome!” - but it’s the best we’ve seen from someone who has yet to attend his senior prom. The highlight was already listed as SportsCenter’s No. 1 play of Thursday night and will surely go viral on the internet on Friday.

Devin Thomas, get ready for your close up.

[Penn Live]

 
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