Trinidad Junior Slams Way To Dunk Record

Sometimes, you search in small places for the biggest of things. In the 1A school of Trinidad, for example, you find junior Malcom Smith. The 6'3", 210 pounder recently set the state record for slam-dunks in a season.

Malcom throws it down with reckless abandon, averaging a triple double and producing 30 points, 27 rebounds, and 10 blocks. But it's when Smith skies for a dunk that catches everyone's eyes.

"Usually, I just try and go in and score," Malcom says, smiling, "but if I see an opening, I'll go up for the dunk."

"We came into the last home game, he was eleven dunks off of the record," head coach Tim Davis says. "He got twelve in that game."

Don't let the small school background detract from Malcom's accomplishments. His 74 dunks are a record, and he's drawing attention from colleges like Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M, and Baylor. But for now, Malcom's thoughts are on this year's Trojans team.

"They ask me all the time, do you think we'll do better than last year," Malcom says about Trinidad's three straight three-round appearances. "I tell them yes. I want to go on to state."

Reid Kerr ( reporting.