Every single basketball fan on the planet is mesmerized by a player who can dunk. Whether it be young prodigies who haven't reached high school yet or hulking NBA prospects who have been doing it for years, everyone loves a showstopping athlete.
As the game of basketball has evolved over the years, so have the players. More and more of the athletes look to finish plays with powerful exclamation points, which they know will cause professional arenas and packed high school gyms alike to erupt.
However, fans aren't only mesmerized by slam dunks. They are also captivated by young superstars who can thoroughly dominate games. Whether it be with overwhelming skill sets, ability to blocks shots or their use of superb court vision, America loves its stars.
Here are the 20 most showstopping athletes that high school basketball has to offer.