Last Saturday night the final high school all-america game of the spring took place, with the Ball is Life All-America game being played at Long Beach City College in Long Beach, Calif. While Jordan McLaughlin (headed to USC), Cliff Alexander and Kelly Oubre (both headed to Kansas) were unable to play due to injury the game did not lack for star power.
Players such as Stanley Johnson (Arizona), Shaqquan Aaron (Louisville) and Tyler Ulis (Kentucky) participated, and as is the case with all-star games there was no shortage of offensive highlights. Above is a video of a few of those plays.
Video credit: Ball is Life
Marquette freshman forward Henry Ellenson won the Marquette Madness slam dunk contest on Friday night with a between the legs dunk.
The 6-foot-10 Ellenson, the top recruit in Steve Wojciechowski’s freshmen class, defeated sophomore Sandy Cohen, fellow freshman Sacar Anim and Wally Ellenson, his older brother.
Ellenson joins the Golden Eagles as the No. 11 overall recruit in the Class of 2015.
Late Night in the Phog is typically a night to remember for Kansas fans. For Kansas student Jerrod Martin Castro, Friday night’s event is one he won’t forget.
Castro, a sophomore, was selected as a contestant for a $10,000 giveaway. The only thing standing in the way of a big payday was a half-court shot. Brennan Bechard, the Kansas director of basketball operations, attempted the long-distance shot and hit nothing but net.
Kansas head coach Bill Self signed a $10,000 check on the spot.