Another All-Star weekend, another slew of Mac McClung dunk highlights, right? Well we also got to see some footage of James Akinjo! Based on the clips and commentary, it sounds as though these tough, young guards can match-up with just about anyone in the country.
The full game (2 hours!) is available on YouTube.
USA Today’s High School Sports understands the value of having Mac
appear steal the show in these all-star games:
Look, in a national all-star game like the BallisLife Game, 20 points and three assists can seem almost pedestrian. Yet for McClung, who has been doubted at just about every turn of his high school evolution, they’re more affirmation than anything else. Given that was lining up with and scrimmaging against the likes of future four-star backcourt mate James Akinjo, Williams and superstars like Shareef O’Neal, public affirmation of McClung’s talent is both important and notable.
And, in this case, it comes with a heck of a practice reel, too
Both Mac McClung (#2) and James Akinjo (#6, 10 points in the game) played for TEAM ELITE.
Here are some highlights and clips from the game and contests:
And at least check out 4:26 for a silky smooth jumper from Mac, 6:09 for a beauty from James Akinjo, and 12:30 for a kick-out from James to Mac for a wide-open three:
Your 2018 #BILAAG Dunk Contest winner @McclungMac!! @Eastbay pic.twitter.com/QkXCoaH1Si— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) May 5, 2018
Georgetown commit Mac McClung was dunking everything at the #BILAAG this weekend! @McclungMac pic.twitter.com/eTPCip8UHp— SLAM HS Hoops (@SLAM_HS) May 7, 2018
A quick mix of some dope moments from the @Ballislife All American game presented by @Eastbay #BILAAG #INTHELAB @InTheLabNews @DevInTheLab pic.twitter.com/WKNQU1uVcH— In The Lab News (@InTheLabNews) May 7, 2018
Mac McClung throws down the reverse alley-oop!#BILAAG @Eastbay pic.twitter.com/4JIJuxVy0T— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) May 6, 2018
This dude @McclungMac is on another level! #BILAAG pic.twitter.com/rNV6lNCyrj— Andrew Martinez (@IamDrewInLA) May 6, 2018
#BILAAG slam-dunk champion Mac McClung (@McclungMac). This any good? pic.twitter.com/4ZBitntL3p— Eric McDonough - BearInsider (@McDonoughEric) May 6, 2018
Mac McClung wins the 2018 #BILAAG Dunk Contest! pic.twitter.com/WZYS16ajeZ— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) May 5, 2018
Mac McClung goes off backboard to Emmitt Williams #BILAAG pic.twitter.com/CVXhn5nJl9— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) May 6, 2018
High school sensation Mac McClung shuts down streetball legend Bone Collector! #BILAAG pic.twitter.com/BmG2HSGUiO— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) May 6, 2018
Mac McClung shut down Streetball legend Bone Collector! pic.twitter.com/SkGHmMnEwW— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) May 6, 2018
Another angle showing Mac McClung swatting Bone during the #BILAAG halftime show pic.twitter.com/zqE4Xs6QTM— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) May 6, 2018
Mac and James got to show how hard they work on the court #ironsharpensiron ...
James Akinjo repping Oakland, CA is looking to prove a point today in the #BILAAG presented by @Eastbay— In The Lab News (@InTheLabNews) May 5, 2018
Follow @Ballislife for info on the livestream #INTHELAB pic.twitter.com/cbURkQygXi
King of the Court featuring James Akinjo, Mac McClung, Kevin Porter Jr., and Talen Horton-Tucker #BILAAG pic.twitter.com/Gpi1S3LPgH— SLAM HS Hoops (@SLAM_HS) May 5, 2018
Mac McClung vs. @JesserTheLazer #BILAAG pic.twitter.com/5rwweR5knJ— Eastbay (@Eastbay) May 4, 2018
More Mac McClung vs Jesser!— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) May 4, 2018
The full Jesser vs #BILAAG players video will be on his YouTube channel. pic.twitter.com/tLTWC1ZiSA
The 8th Annual @Ballislife All-American game was a show! Who had the best dunk!? #BILAAG pic.twitter.com/X3pTtKhfA9— SLAM HS Hoops (@SLAM_HS) May 6, 2018
Ballislife All American Scrimmage Was @Eastbay .. Game is tomorrow at 4 PM! pic.twitter.com/P1Wp7AKrgI— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) May 4, 2018
Not to be out-done, the folks at the Overtime put together one more video on Mac at the Iverson Classic.
Mac McClung On A Mission! “This Isn’t An All Star Game For Me. I Have A Lot To Prove.” Full Vid: https://t.co/txR9SkJFu0 pic.twitter.com/K0BziJGKIE— Overtime (@overtime) May 6, 2018
Mac’s home newspaper, the Herald-Courier reports:
McClung reports to Georgetown in a month to begin college life in Washington, D.C.
He’ll compete in the Kenner League – a NCAA-sanctioned summer league featuring high school, college and professional players – starting in July.
We can’t wait to see Mac strive to prove it, yet again, on the hilltop.
I saw this live! And reacted by jumping higher than @McclungMac did. pic.twitter.com/QpaatZBVPv— David Astramskas (@redapples) May 7, 2018
James Akinjo at the Ballislife All American Game representing NorCal @Ballislife @rachelgotmail1 #ballislife pic.twitter.com/gKUE2A1N9f— Adam Campos (@campos4017) May 8, 2018