Ben McLemore, the Sacramento Kings rookie, will enter the All-Star Dunk Contest this weekend as the underdog.
The 2013 number seven draft pick has talked up his chances though, even enticing viewers with the prospect of a 720 dunk.
And now footage has emerged which shows the rookie has some previous when it comes to dunk competitions.
Taken at the Iolani Classic in Honolulu Hawaii in December 2010, McLemore can be seen entertaining the crowd with an array of dunks in two videos - the first of which is shown above.
He starts of a little shaky (at the 4.40 mark) even drawing a few laughs after his first lay up fails to take him close.
But after a couple more failures (give him a break, he was only young), McLemore finishes his first run with a huge dunk that gets fans off their feet - seen at 5.35.
In the next round (beginning at 10.29 in the video) McLemore saves the best until last - pulling off an incredible windmill off the bounce to leave the crowd screaming for a 10.
So it seems that even during his days at Oak Hill Academy, McLemore was destined to make it in the big time.
But while his skills are impressive, he will have to up his game during this weekends All-Star Dunk Contest as he comes up against the likes of Paul George in New Orleans.
Here is the link to the second video.
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