MEDINA, Ohio — Northeast Ohio was received plenty of attention on ESPN on Tuesday night. And it had nothing to do with the Browns, Indians or Cavaliers.
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Rather it was Medina High School senior Corey Tripp who laid claim to the No. 1 play of ESPN's "SportsCenter" on Tuesday night -- and rightfully so. In the third quarter of Medina's matchup against Avon on Tuesday, Tripp recorded a steal and proceeded to dribble the ball up the court, dodging a defender with a behind-the-back dribble before slamming down a thunderous dunk over a defender.
From another angle:
“Wow. And if you do not think that is Tuesday’s top play, you’re Tripp-ing," ESPN's Neil Everett said, as he called the play.
"Oh, my god, that was absolutely disgusting," Medina center Christian Howard told The Medina Gazette. "Like, I know Corey can do things like that — I've played with him my whole life — because he can jump like crazy.
"I mean, when I saw him go up, I started to pray (for the defender). I knew Corey was about to end him."
Tripp's dunk, which counted for two of the 25 points he scored in the Battling Bees' 77-69 win, also received plenty of recognition on social media, where users marveled at the ferocious slam.
A 6-foot-3 guard, Tripp now ranks as Medina's third all-time leading scorer. While he remains uncommitted regarding where he'll spend his college career, he reports scholarship offers from Bowling Green and Cleveland State, per VerbalCommits.com.