Saturday night’s Under Armour Elite 24 may have been short on lockdown defenders (to be fair, what all-star game isn’t?) but it wasn’t short on highlights, with Jaylen Brown and Duke commit Chase Jeter leading Team Liberty to a 127-116 win over Team Freedom. Ballislife East put together a video of the top ten plays in the game, which includes individual showdowns between Brown and 2016 guard Josh Jackson, and 2015 guards Antonio Blakeney and Malik Newman.
And the top play, completed by Louisville commit Donovan Mitchell, is a sight to behold.
Video credit: Ballislife East
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.