Originally written on Holdout Sports  |  Last updated 9/14/14
In Oklahoma, the Vinita High boys basketball team scored a basket on a slam dunk with only one second left on the clock against Locust Grove High...on an inbounds pass from the opposite baseline. It was a great looking play, except for one problem: Vinita High was already winning by 12 points.



Here's what happened: With one second left in the game, Locust Grove High makes a free throw to cut Vinita's lead to 52-40. Vinita should have been content with simply inbounding the ball and letting the last second tick off the clock to seal the victory. Instead, Vinita's Garret Maxey heaved the ball from the baseline towards the other end of the court. With no Locust Grove players back on defense, the ball bounced perfectly on the opposite free throw line and up in the air for Vinita's Jake Bullard, who caught the ball in the air and threw it down for the slam dunk.

If this play decided the outcome of the game, it would probably be nominated for basketball play of the year. Instead, it looks like an example of poor sportsmanship on Vinita High's part, with Bullard's dunk being a case of "rubbing it in".

Based on the video and the flawless execution of the play, it looks like the Vinita High boys have probably run the play in practice a few times. However, it probably should have been saved for a more appropriate situation, such as a game that is much closer on the scoreboard. It's not clear whether the coach called this play or the boys ran the play on their own, but hopefully next time Vinita High will show better sportsmanship with a large lead and be content to simply run the clock out.

Video via Yahoo! Sports. H/T Prep Rally.
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