WATCH: Ben McLemore, High School Dunker

Ben McLemore rises for a jam on Derrick Favors of the Utah Jazz. (Photo: Tobin Halsey)

Sacramento Kings rookie Ben McLemore is schedule to take part in the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest on Saturday evening in New Orleans.  We have seen an array of dunks from the 21-year old wing during his first season in the league and a few near misses as well.  The high flier has been working with former dunk contest winner and current Kings assistant coach Dee Brown in an attempt to perfect the art of the dunk.

This won’t be the first time McLemore has participated in a dunking exposition. While in high school, the former Oak Hill Academy star put on a show at the Iolani Classic in Honolulu Hawaii in December of 2010. McLemore took home first place in the contest and it didn’t even look close.

Footage of his first dunk comes at the 5:35 mark after a few misses. And at the 11:12 mark, he pulls off an incredible windmill off the bounce.



About: James Ham

James Ham is the senior editor of Cowbell Kingdom, providing extensive Kings coverage through news analysis, in-depth interviews with players and staff and daily coverage of breaking news since 2010. Along with providing original content for the site, including the Cowbell Kingdom Podcast and his weekly Sunday Musings column, James also contributes to and is one of the producers behind the award-winning, independent documentary film "Small Market, Big Heart".