Archbishop Wood High School star Jalil Bethea has been having a great summer which he rounded out recently with a strong dunk that resulted in a shattered backboard, writes Aaron Carter for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
The amazing showings from the 6-foot-4 rising senior have continued to push him up in the recruiting rankings. His passion – and anger – came out especially during a Monday night Post and Pivot summer league game where he performed a powerful, one-handed dunk in traffic.
“The play before that,” said Bethea, “the refs didn’t make a call and I was pretty upset…”
As payback, Bethea made three dribbles during their next possession to drive from foul line to foul line, jump, get fouled on his way up, and then brought the ball down.
While his teammates reacted immediately, it took last year’s Catholic League MVP a few seconds to realize what had happened.
“I didn’t even know the backboard broke until I felt a couple glass shards in my hair,” he said.
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