Posted On: 11/22/17 11:21 PM
Kansas’ Top Dunkers
Anyone who paid attention to last year’s action in Kansas saw some impressive dunks as the state features numerous high level athletes. Many of those players are back this season and should provide fans with some highlight reel worthy action.
Anthony Selden, 6’5, F, 2018, Lawrence
There’s not many better in game dunkers around than Selden, one of the most explosive athletes you’ll see at the high school level. His all-around game is still a work in progress to some degree, he can face up in the high post, block shots and at the defensive end and is a good rebounder, but it is his dunking ability that turns heads.
Zach Harvey, 6’4, G, 2019, Topeka Hayden
Harvey is capable of the highlight reel type throwdown and is terrific in transition or on backdoor alley-oops. He has already drawn numerous Division I offers from high major programs and is a terrific all-around offensive player.
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, 6’8, PF, 2018, Bishop Miege
We typically don’t like to include big men on a dunk list as it just comes too easy, but if you want to know which player you are most likely to see throw down a dunk in a random game, it’s Robinson-Earl. He is a long 6-8 who is explosive around the basket.
Josh Earley, 6’7, PF/C, 2019, Bishop Miege
Like Robinson-Earl, Earley is a little outside the norm as he makes the list as a big, but, there might not be a better power dunker in the state than Earley. He is capable of thunderous, rim-rocking slams and can throw them down in traffic through defenders. He’s a future Division I prospect and a player to watch this season.
Israel Barnes, 6’4, SG, 2018, Wichita Southeast
The Weber State has been an impact varsity player for four years as he burst on the scene as a freshman. He is an athletic guard who loves to attack the bucket and if you’re not ready — look out below. He is capable of a highlight finish.
Tyon Grant, 6’6, G/F, 2018, Schlagle
One of the state’s most underrated prospects, Grant is an athletic wing player who can do it all — including throw down impressive slams. One year after helping lead Schlagle to the Kansas 5A state championships, look for Grant to have a big senior year.
Cooper Kaifes, 6’3, SG, 2018, Mill Valley
Kaifes will surprise you with a throw down when you’re least expecting it. He is a good athlete with long arms who is capable of playing bigger than his listed height, but a big part of why he is such a threat to throw down a dunk at the high school level is his strength. He has a strong build and can take contact and power through.