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High school recruit Isaiah Stokes breaks backboard; halts AAU play

Photo Credit: 247 Sports

You don’t see this every day.

Class of 2017 two-way sports star Isiah Stokes made some noise—literally and figuratively—Thursday when he channeled his inner Shaquille O’Neal and Darryl Dawkins.

During an AAU Tournament in Las Vegas, Stokes slammed home a thunderous dunk while shattering the backboard in the process.

While no video has emerged just yet, you can assess the damage he inflicted with these pictures via Twitter. He even had to be attended to for a cut on his arm.

Stokes 1, Backboard 0.

Stokes is the younger brother of Jarnell Stokes, an ex-Tennessee basketball star and former NBA draft pick. The younger Stokes is being recruited to play both football and basketball. And the big brute is equally adept in both sports.

The 6’8”, 273-pound center from Memphis, Tennessee (Lausanne Collegiate School) is rated as a 4-star basketball prospect according to ESPN. ESPN ranks him as the No. 70 overall recruit in the 2017 class and the 11th-best center in the country. The site also regards him as the second-best basketball player in the state of Tennessee.

Meanwhile, 247Sports rates him as a 3-star recruit in football, as he is also a solid offensive lineman. The site ranks him as the No. 1277 overall prospect in the 2017 class.

With his strength and mean streak, he will surely be a wanted man for either basketball or football. Many people expect him to follow in his brother’s footsteps and attend Tennessee for either basketball or football—or perhaps both.

High school recruit Isaiah Stokes breaks backboard; halts AAU play

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