Milton High’s Shaquille Johnson, one of the most prolific dunkers in Georgia high school history, added to his legendary status in a Florida AAU tournament.
The 6-foot-4 wing caught a pass while running down the court, jumped from outside the circle in the lane and threw down a Tomahawk dunk (over a defender) so hard that he snapped the back of the basketball rim into two pieces.
The game was delayed for 40 minutes while officials hauled in a new portable goal.
Johnson, who is playing with the Southern Kings 16U Red this summer, finished with 17 points, 9 rebounds, and four assists in the win over a team from Oklahoma. The rising junior has transferred from Salem High to Milton.
Milton is the reigning Class AAAAA state champion and a top contender for this year’s mythical national championship. The Eagles return all five starters, including the senior quartet of point guard Shannon Scott (committed to Ohio State), shooting guard Dai-Jon Parker (undecided, including offers from Georgia Tech and UGA), power forward Julian Royal (undecided, including offers from Georgia Tech and UGA) and guard Jordan Loyd (offers from Furman and Gardner-Webb).
The team’s other veteran starter, Evan Nolte, is one of the nation’s top juniors. The 6-foot-8 swingman added offers from Clemson and Ohio State this week after a stellar performance at the Peach State Tournament. Nolte also has early offers from Georgia Tech, UGA, Oklahoma, Wake Forest, South Carolina, Virginia and Oregon State.
Note: Below is video of Shaquille Johnson. Go ahead and forward it to the 1:00 mark. I don’t know if Johnson can dribble, shoot or pass. But I know he can jump out of the building. After watching him this summer, I am beginning to think the only basketball players in this state who can elevate higher than Shaq are the Hawks’ Josh Smith and, well, Travis Leslie (UGA).