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Link to highlights of Shabazz Muhammad’s dunk, which was selected as one of SportsCenter’s top Monday plays

Bishop Gorman High senior scored 37 points in leading Gaels to victory against nation’s No. 5 ranked team

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Shabazz Muhammad practices at Bishop Gorman High School Wednesday, July 20, 2011.

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Breaking down the Bishop Gorman, Findlay Prep showdown

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Las Vegas Sun reporters Case Keefer and Ray Brewer take a look at Saturday's high school basketball game between Bishop Gorman and Findlay Prep. They also break down the Palo Verde-Centennial game.

It’s not everyday where a play from a high school athlete cracks the exclusive list of SportsCenter's top 10 plays. Then again, there aren’t too many players with the talent of Bishop Gorman High senior Shabazz Muhammad.

Muhammad poured in 37 points Monday to lead Gorman to a 73-65 victory at the Spalding Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Mass., against No. 5 DeMatha Catholic of Maryland. His final basket came on an exciting windmill-style dunk, which brought several oohs and ahs from the crowd at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, and was selected by producers at ESPN’s SportsCenter as the night’s third top play.

It’s a play locals in the Las Vegas Valley have come to expect from Muhammad, the nation’s No. 1 overall recruiting prospect and a prized UNLV target.

“This had to be one of the top (wins),” Gorman’s Shabazz Muhammad, the top senior in the nation, said on ESPNU. “This was on the highest stage, on national television. I just wanted to come out here and perform and get the really big win for us.

In case you missed the dunk, here’s a replay thanks to ballislife.com. And click here for highlights of his near 40-point effort — there are several dunks.

Ray Brewer can be reached at 990-2662 or ray.brewer@lasvegassun.com. Follow Ray on Twitter at twitter.com/raybrewer21.

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