"Lob City" has officially made it north of the border.
The proof comes in the form of Johneil Johnson of Auburn Drive High School (Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia), who has the Canadian high school basketball scene buzzing after throwing down the dunk of the early season.
Partial, if not equal, credit goes to orchestrator Levi Smith who, on a fast break, peeked over his shoulder to see the trailing Johnson and decided to get creative.
Smith tossed the ball off the backboard for his teammate, who let his athleticism do the rest.
"I gave him the look. I knew he was ready for it so I gave it up," Smith told CBC News on Monday
Johnson threw the ball through the net over a defender without even touching the rim, similar to two of Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin's signature dunks
"My boy here (Smith), I've been playing with him a long time. So when he gave me that look, I knew what was going down," Johnson told CBC News.
The only difference is that Johnson stands 5-foot-10 — a full foot shorter than the NBA dunk contest champion — which makes the dunk that much more impressive.
By the way, Auburn Drive won the game, 97-78 over Dartmouth ... for those of you who care about that sort of thing.
Thanks to Auburn Athletics and North Pole Hoops for the video