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Link to highlights of Shabazz Muhammad’s dunk, which was selected as one of SportsCenter’s top Monday plays

Bishop Gorman High senior scored 37 points in leading Gaels to victory against nation’s No. 5 ranked team

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Shabazz Muhammad practices at Bishop Gorman High School Wednesday, July 20, 2011.

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Breaking down the Bishop Gorman, Findlay Prep showdown

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Las Vegas Sun reporters Case Keefer and Ray Brewer take a look at Saturday's high school basketball game between Bishop Gorman and Findlay Prep. They also break down the Palo Verde-Centennial game.

It’s not everyday where a play from a high school athlete cracks the exclusive list of SportsCenter's top 10 plays. Then again, there aren’t too many players with the talent of Bishop Gorman High senior Shabazz Muhammad.

Muhammad poured in 37 points Monday to lead Gorman to a 73-65 victory at the Spalding Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Mass., against No. 5 DeMatha Catholic of Maryland. His final basket came on an exciting windmill-style dunk, which brought several oohs and ahs from the crowd at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, and was selected by producers at ESPN’s SportsCenter as the night’s third top play.

It’s a play locals in the Las Vegas Valley have come to expect from Muhammad, the nation’s No. 1 overall recruiting prospect and a prized UNLV target.

“This had to be one of the top (wins),” Gorman’s Shabazz Muhammad, the top senior in the nation, said on ESPNU. “This was on the highest stage, on national television. I just wanted to come out here and perform and get the really big win for us.

In case you missed the dunk, here’s a replay thanks to ballislife.com. And click here for highlights of his near 40-point effort — there are several dunks.

Ray Brewer can be reached at 990-2662 or [email protected]. Follow Ray on Twitter at twitter.com/raybrewer21.

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  1. Gang: Shabazz Muhammad is pretty darm special to Las Vegas, especially if he selects to play for UNLV. He's the best high school player in the nation and written about by multiple news outlets on a daily basis. We should be writing more about Shabazz! He gives us something to be proud of.

  2. Channel 8 news on Monday - lets talk to UNLV kids about what Martin Luther King means to them. Meanwhile 2 Vegas area schools beat down top competition earlier on ESPN. Wonder why our local sports tv coverage is so bad - the UNLV owned station can not even find these games to air highlites and runs a softball piece on UNLV basketball. Really - is it that hard to produce a 3 minute sports segment. Channel 8 could not even find Findlay Prep.

    How about a ticket update on sales for Gorman vs Findlay Prep? Shabazz and this Gorman team is unreal for the amount of talent that they have. Findlay is loaded with talent which should make for an unreal game that should be better than the UNLV NEW MEXICO game later that night.

    Hey - Chris and Channel 8 - you can tape highlights of the Gorman / Findlay game on ESPN this weekend. How about showing this over more soft pieces on a team who just lost to SDSU who really could use all of these players who will be on the floor at COX on Saturday.