Vince Carter's celebrated career as a basketball player began in a high school whose gym is now named for him. It is now, literally, the house that Vince built.
Carter is a legend at Mainland High School, where he was Florida's Mr. Basketball in 1994 and 1995 and an All-America selection by McDonald's, Parade magazine and USA Today. He scored more than 2,200 points in his high school career (813 in his junior year alone), recorded more than 985 rebounds and 335 assists, and led his team to a Class 6A state championship in 1995. Carter, who still holds all Mainland individual records except assists, was a finalist for the James Naismith High School Player of the Year Award in 1995 and was named Gatorade Player of the Year. He was also a member of the USA Junior National Select Basketball Team that played in the World Championships his senior year, and won the McDonald's All-America High School Slam Dunk Championship. Carter's talents were not limited to basketball, however; he was also the Volleyball Conference Player of the Year in 1994, and he was
Several of the nation's top recruits have been selected by MaxPreps.com to compete in the 2011 National High School Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships. "This is a very accomplished group of high school seniors," MaxPreps.com basketball editor Jason Hickman said. "I expect they will put on quite a show for fans in the Houston area and nationwide via CBS Sports. There are five players in this group that averaged over 30 points per game this season. Sheldon McClellan will be a huge local favorite, but 5-foot-7 Kiwi Gardner has a chance to be the star of the show in the dunk contest."
Tickets for the 2011 National High School Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships are $10 for adults and $7 for students. Tickets can be purchased at www.highschoolslam.com.
Some of the best high school dunkers in America put on a show at the Long Beach City College Hall Of Champions and put the NBA Dunk contest to shame. All as part of the Ballislife All-American game festivities.
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Check out the first ever Ballislife All American Dunk Contest presented by Young & Reckless featuring some of the BEST dunkers in the 2011 class like: Jahii Carson, Amir Garrett, Nick Johnson and Ike Nwamu, Collin Woods, Bruce English, Jordan Green, Keaton Miles and Stephen Maxwell. After an impressive first round of dunks, Amir and Jahii moved on to the final round. Amir Garrett came out as the winner.
The Ballislife All American Game is presented by Ball Up Streetball. The Ballislife All American Dunk Contest is presented by Young and Reckless.
Only the greatest athletes can leap above the rest and score a sweet slam dunk, and when some of the best high school basketball teams come together at KSS for a slam dunk contest just before the Western Canada Basketball Tournament, they make it look easy!