Creighton rising junior wing Khyri Thomas, like several of his teammates, are taking part in the Omaha Summer League this offseason.
On Thursday night, the 6-foot-3, 205-lb. Thomas eviscerated a defender with a one-handed posterization.
Thomas is coming off a breakout sophomore campaign for the Bluejays. He started all 35 games, averaging 12.3 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.5 steals per game. Aside from the increase in offensive production, Thomas served as one of the top defenders in the Big East. He shared the Big East Defensive Player of the Year Award with Villanova’s Josh Hart and Mikal Bridges.
Zion Williamson added another jaw-dropping dunk in the layup lines on the first night of the second live evaluation period.
Williamson and his SC Supreme team took on Each 1 Teach 1 at the Hoopseen Best of the South at the LakePoint Sporting Community in greater Atlanta.
The 6-foot-7 power forward threw down a 360 windmill dunk during his pregame routines.
Each 1 Teach 1 would pick up a 70-67 victory over SC Supreme. Williamson would end with a monster stat line of 37 points and seven rebounds.
Alex Caldwell is a rising senior point guard in South Carolina.
On Thursday night, he made the play of his prep career, at a Boys State event of all places.
Caldwell, a 5-foot-10 floor general, cleared a 6-foot-7 adult on his way to a one-handed slam in front of a packed gym of participants at the American Legion-sponsored program.
Caldwell has a recruiting page on ESPN, which lists him as a three-star recruit. Verbal Commits claims he holds scholarship offers from South Carolina State, College of Charleston, Winthrop, and as recent has three weeks ago, offers from Austin Peay and East Carolina.
He is playing for the Upward Stars on the adidas Uprising circuit. He’s averaging 12.3 points and 3.0 rebounds per game.
Bryan Antoine is one of the top prospects in the Class of 2019.
The New Jersey native is ranked by Rivals as the No. 11 recruit in his class. Playing for Team Rio in the Under Armour Association, he’s averaging 13.8 points per game, playing up an age group.
The 6-foot-5 guard is known for not only his impact on both ends of the floor but also for his athleticism. That was on full display on Saturday night at UAA II in Indianapolis when Antoine controlled a loose ball en route to this massive one-handed posterization.
Antoine and teammate Scottie Lewis are both considered top-5 prospects. Following that dunk, Lewis was seen raising the roof.
Johnathan Motley didn’t have a clear path to the basket after he spun around his defender on the block. It didn’t matter. He just went through Chimezie Metu, who slid over as the help-side defender.
Motley’s highlight-reel dunk put the Bears up 29-23 late in the first half against the Trojans. He was named second-team All-American by NBC Sports after a junior year where he averaged 17.3 points, 9.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.1 blocks per game.
The winner of this game advances to the Sweet 16 to play the winner of Duke and South Carolina.
Like his teammates, Kansas guard Wayne Selden Jr. got off to a slow start in the first half of his team’s Big 12 tournament semifinal against Baylor. But the Jayhawks got going in the second half, and Selden’s dunk on Baylor’s Ishmail Wainwright proved to be the highlight of the game.
Wainwright had good intentions when he attempted to rotate over to get between Selden and the basket in the second half of their Big 12 semifinal matchup. Unfortunately for Wainwright things did not work out as he likely envisioned, as his rotation was a bit late and Selden took flight for a powerful one-handed dunk.
And to add insult to “injury,” Wainwright fouled out on the play. And the reaction that Selden’s uncle had to the dunk was priceless.
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