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5-foot-3 player does part in dunk contest

CLEARWATER — Danny Neymour arrived at Calvary Christian High on Thursday prepared to take part in the second annual Pinellas County Private School all-star game.

He knew he was going to play basketball.

He had no idea he was going to be used as a prop.

During a slam dunk contest at halftime, Oldsmar Christian teammates Blake Hollings­worth and A.J. Williams qualified for the final. With two shots remaining to win the championship, Hollingsworth walked over to Neymour and asked the 5-foot-3 Northside Christian player to stand under the basket so he could jump over him. Neymour agreed and said a little prayer, then Hollingsworth completed the jump to win.

It was one of many highlights during a show that saw the North defeat the South 81-66.

"I think that trophy is half mine," Neymour joked. "(Hollings­worth) told me he had an idea for a dunk, but he said he didn't know if it was going to work. He wanted to try it."

Hollingsworth said he saw a similar dunk in an NBA All-Star Game three years ago when Nate Robinson leaped over Spud Webb.

Williams finished second in the dunk contest, but took first place in a 3-point shooting contest.

Williams and Hollingsworth also found success together. During the game they combined for 21 points to lead the North in its victory.

Isaac McMillen of Indian Rocks Christian was the leading scorer with 14 points, and Sam Swan of Lakeside Christian and Marcos Quinones of Calvary Christian each had 11 points.

The South was led by Julian Dudley of St. Petersburg Catholic, who led all scorers with 18 points. Jack Schroeder of Shorecrest added 14 and Mike Koebel of Admiral Farragut chipped in 13.

This year's all-star game was much different than the inaugural event last year. In a 122-113 North victory there were 30 three-pointers by both teams combined. Last night there were only seven.

5-foot-3 player does part in dunk contest 04/10/09 [Last modified: Friday, April 10, 2009 12:02am]
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