Poster of the Week: Tennessee signee Kennedy Chandler Wins Again
It’s the momentum shift, the power in the aftermath, the eye-widening reaction of the crowd just before they let out a collective “ooh,” it’s art, makes sense that it’s referred to as a poster.
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Dunking over the top of an opposing player is, arguably, the top highlight in sports, but certainly the hardwood.
Each week SI All American will highlight that feat by scouring the country to find the top poster and crown that player with our Poster of the Week award.
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This week, Sunrise Christian (Bel Aire, Kan.) point guard Kennedy Chandler takes home his second POW award this season.
In a recent game at the St. James NIBC Invitational, Chandler simply blew by his man at the top of the key, darted toward the lane and took flight as Hamilton Heights (Chattanooga, Tenn.) center Bretner Mutombo stepped in to try and block the attempt.
Still, Mutombo, a 6-foot-10 shot eraser, was too late, Chandler threw down the one hander with authority and simply jotted back down the court to get back on defense.
Clearly, handing out posters is nothing new to the Tennessee signee.
Checkout the video up top.
What Makes Chandler Special: Chandler is a super athletic point guard who uses a special combination of speed, quickness, shiftiness, three-level scoring ability and vision to dominate the competition consistently. Chandler has the “ball on a string” type of ball handling skills and controls the pace at all times. Last summer, Chandler lead Mokan (Mo.) to the coveted Nike Peach Jam title and averaged 22.2 points, 4.3 assists and 2.6 steals as a junior.