Posted On: 10/16/15 4:45 PM

I think we can all agree, there are many skills in basketball that are more important than dunking. But at the same time, dunking is unique. There’s nothing like an assertive slam, especially when it’s in the right moment that gets the crowd excited and you think, “this is going to end up on YouTube/Vine.” The best dunks we've ever seen stick in our minds long after they've occurred.

The 2015 class graduated some very dynamic dunkers (Jarvis Johnson, Marshawn Wilson, Dan Jech immediately come to mind), but there are likely more in 2016, by my estimation. Let’s take a look.

Best Overall Dunkers Going Into 2015-2016

- Tyler Johnson, MPLS North
The whole nation saw Tyler’s dunk against Rushford-Peterson last year, a full-court drive followed by an electric finish that made it to ESPN.com. Tyler’s one of the best athletes in the state, and he’s been a skilled dunker for years now. He’s now stronger and more confident than ever.

- Jalan Ousley-Brown, Cretin-Derham Hall
Jalan is a dunk hunter. He ran the sidelines all summer on fast breaks, hoping to prey on an unsuspecting defender for a backdoor alley-oop. He also may have been the

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