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John Wall connects with Brandon Jennings for sick alley-oop dunk

No. 1 overall pick John Wall stays on the move. After wrapping up a week in New York, where he participated in the NBA rookie photo shoot with Panini and the rookie transition program, Wall is in Los Angeles this week for the Boost Mobile Elite 24.

Wall and fellow Elite 24 alum Brandon Jennings of the Milwaukee Bucks will serve as assistant coaches for Saturday's game -- which features the 24 best high school basketball players in the country, regardless of classification, and will be played at Venice Beach. He will also judge a slam dunk contest, along with Jennings, Los Angeles Clippers guard Baron Davis and Sacramento rookie of the year Tyreke Evans, on Friday. Both events will be televised on ESPNU.

Wall's streetball nickname for the Elite 24 two years ago was "Make 'Em Fall," while Jennings went by "Doo Be Doo." And late last night, Make 'Em Fall and Doo Be Doo provided a serious highlight as they hooked up for a sick alley-oop dunk during a midnight run at the Hangar Athletic Xchange in Hawthorne. Wall rebounded a failed dunk attempt and pushed the ball ahead to Jennings. Jennings whirled the ball around his waist, then tossed it over his head to a speeding Wall, who flushed it with authority.


(via Dime Magazine)

Here's some more footage of the scrimmages, which also feature Evans, Toronto's DeMar Derozan and several of the Elite 24 participants (such as Boston Celtics Coach Doc Rivers's son, Austin, and Wall's good friend, Quincy Miller, from Winston-Salem, N.C.). If you want to focus on the positives, try to ignore Wall getting taken off the dribble at the one minute mark -- by Rivers, I believe -- and check out his nifty spin move and finish at 1:36.

(via BallisLife.com/SlamOnline.com)

By Michael Lee  |  August 26, 2010; 11:33 AM ET
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Comments

you just gotta LOVE them ups

Posted by: divi3 | August 26, 2010 11:37 AM | Report abuse

Now that just downright nasty!

Posted by: demonj21 | August 26, 2010 11:54 AM | Report abuse

the most impressive thing in the video is that it was Wall who got the rebound on one end, made the initial pass, beat everyone down court, and finished with the dunk!

Posted by: cornbread_jones | August 26, 2010 12:10 PM | Report abuse

The jam is ok: but what is shocking is that it was Wall who got the rebound and made the outlet. And he still flashed downcourt fast enough to jam the alley-oop! The shot from the endline shows him making the initial pass, and then accelerating right off the screen. Amazing.

Posted by: JimZipCode | August 26, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

the most impressive thing in the video is that it was Wall who got the rebound on one end, made the initial pass, beat everyone down court, and finished with the dunk!

Posted by: cornbread_jones and JimZipCode

I was just about the say the same thing!

Posted by: ts35 | August 26, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

If you want to focus on the positives, try to ignore Wall getting taken off the dribble at the one minute mark and check out his nifty spin move at 1:36.
- M. Lee

Another nice spin at 1:21 and a nice follow-flush at @ :30

Posted by: ts35 | August 26, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Get this kid out in the open floor and let him create.

If he masters that step back jumper, he's going to be near impossible to guard.

He scorches from end to end, liked that outlet, then dunk off the oop. Most impressive part was his run out between passes, he ran by guys like their feet were in mud.

The Wiz have just got to get this kid in camp and teach him how to walk the ball up and play half court winning basketball...

Right...
GM

Posted by: flohrtv | August 26, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

The Wiz have just got to get this kid in camp and teach him how to walk the ball up and play half court winning basketball...

Right...
GM
Posted by: flohrtv

Everybody has to play half court some time.

Posted by: ts35 | August 26, 2010 5:33 PM | Report abuse

We have ourselves a serious ball player!

Posted by: john24 | August 26, 2010 6:02 PM | Report abuse

Come on...that dunk was nothing special.

Posted by: leo25 | August 26, 2010 6:54 PM | Report abuse

"Come on...that dunk was nothing special.

Posted by: leo25 | August 26, 2010 6:54 PM | Report abuse "

A whole thread dedicated to an average dunk? It kind of reminds me of kids these days listening to 15 year old Tupac rap songs or Bob Marley songs. They weren't even born when they hit the airwaves. People who want to be impressed with dunks need to watch some of VC's dunks from the dunk contest....not this average JWow stuff.

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | August 26, 2010 10:16 PM | Report abuse

the most impressive thing in the video is that it was Wall who got the rebound on one end, made the initial pass, beat everyone down court, and finished with the dunk!

Wow! Only McGee would understand that kind of speed. But, Aha! John Wall does too!

When McGee sets a screen to free himself for the lob, I don't think John Wall will be slow in figuring out how to make it work, unlike some of the other slow butt guards who think the screen and roll is all about springing the guard, like some of you that keep criticising McGee for not hanging around for that slow afoot/slow thinking guard.

I never saw the play where McGee supposedly left for the break and whilst his man slam dunked. Can somebody post it from the beginning so I can evaluate.

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | August 26, 2010 10:29 PM | Report abuse

the clip looked like it was from an all star game where no one was playig "D"?

Posted by: bulletsfan78 | August 27, 2010 1:09 AM | Report abuse

Thanks for bringing that to our attention. We all thought that clip was from the eastern conference finals against Miami with Wade, bosh, and lebron.

Posted by: G-Man11 | August 27, 2010 7:54 AM | Report abuse

i swear a few of you arent actually fans of this team and in reality want them to lose.

Posted by: divi3 | August 27, 2010 8:14 AM | Report abuse

divi

Actually, they are a lot like Arenas, seeking attention. But at least Arenas has an excuse for his need for attention, being that his mother abandoned him.

I wonder what their issues are?

Posted by: G-Man11 | August 27, 2010 8:37 AM | Report abuse

The only issue is to provide a reality check for the homers here.

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | August 27, 2010 8:41 AM | Report abuse

You throw a rock in the pig pen, the pig that squels is the one that got hit.

Posted by: G-Man11 | August 27, 2010 8:50 AM | Report abuse

you think there's anyone here who isnt fully aware of Vinsanity? Are you aware he's a 6'6" SG/SF while Wall is a PG?

It's a fun a clip of OUR #1 PICK, nothing there to hate on unless you're simply a hater.

Posted by: divi3 | August 27, 2010 8:52 AM | Report abuse

I'm afraid the fascination of the dunk has worn off. Somebody breaks loose down the court during a game and I find myself thinking, "maybe he'll do something interesting, like lay it in." And dunk contests are fatally dull. Oh wait, are they still having 3 point contest? Those are pretty dull, too.

Worst sort of dunking: the guys in the animal suits off the little trampolines at halftime.

Posted by: Samson151 | August 27, 2010 10:04 AM | Report abuse

"You throw a rock in the pig pen, the pig that squels is the one that got hit.Posted by: G-Man11"

Not usually. The pig that squeals loudest is the one that got stepped on by the pig that got hit.

Posted by: Samson151 | August 27, 2010 10:06 AM | Report abuse

Although the absolute worst is the guy who tosses the ball off the glass so the trailer can slam it. Usually I'm wishing for a sniper rifle about then...

Posted by: Samson151 | August 27, 2010 10:08 AM | Report abuse

When McGee sets a screen to free himself for the lob, I don't think John Wall will be slow in figuring out how to make it work, unlike some of the other slow butt guards who think the screen and roll is all about springing the guard, like some of you that keep criticising McGee for not hanging around for that slow afoot/slow thinking guard.

Great theory Larry, except that some times the pick is not supposed to be so McGee can go for the -oop. Some times it's to free the PG up to get the ball to some one else.

Posted by: ts35 | August 27, 2010 11:12 AM | Report abuse

"You throw a rock in the pig pen, the pig that squels is the one that got hit.

Posted by: G-Man11 | August 27, 2010 8:50 AM | Report abuse "

A lot of people here need a rock thrown on their heads to knock some sense into their pig headed ways.

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | August 27, 2010 12:28 PM | Report abuse

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