“Nahhh DK Metcalf just DIFFERENT”: Seattle Seahawks Star Wide Receiver Throws Down Monstrous Dunk

Ashish Priyadarshi
|Published 21/02/2021

DK Metcalf is obviously a very talented wide receiver, but his talents might extend to other sports too:

That was an absolutely vicious jam, and it was a very athletic one at that too. Metcalf cradled the basketball before slamming it in for an athletic one-hand jam.

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DK Metcalf Brings Back High School Basketball Memories

While it might be surprising to see Metcalf dunk the ball like that, it wasn’t his first experience with basketball. In high school, Metcalf used to be on the starting five for Oxford basketball.

He played for two years, in his junior and senior years, and had a decent run at it. He averaged  11.5 points, 1.2 assists, 6.3 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.6 blocks per game, starting in 31 games across the two years.

However, given Metcalf’s body physique and his athletic ability, this should come as no surprise. Metcalf has only 1.9% body fat. Additionally, Metcalf wasn’t just a basketball player either, as he competed in track and field events and, of course, played football too.

All around, Metcalf is just a stud of an athlete.

Seattle Seahawks & Basketball Tradition

Metcalf isn’t the only Seahawks with a basketball background. Wide receiver Tyler Lockett and safety Bradley McDougald both used to play basketball in high school too.

In fact, Lockett even beat out Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson in a shooting competition twice. Linebacker Bobby Wagner also claims that he could have played basketball if it came down to it as he said his game in high school drew parallels to NBA Super Stars like Stephen Curry, LeBron James, Michael Jordan, and Kobe Bryant.

Russell Wilson also joined on the basketball train by creating his own starting five out of the Seahawks lineup:

Seattle loves basketball to put it simply. Inside their auditorium in Renton, the Seahawks have a basketball hoop installed where head coach Pete Carroll often competes with his team in free throw contests.

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Ashish Priyadarshi

Ashish Priyadarshi

Ashish Priyadarshi is The SportsRush's content manager and editor. Ashish freelanced for 1 year in the NFL division before taking on an editorial role in the company. He then tacked on managing content while adding on a writing role in the NBA division. Ashish has been closely following the NFL and NBA since the 2012 season when the Patriots lost the Super Bowl and Derrick Rose was at the height of his powers. Since then, Ashish has focused on honing his knowledge for both leagues in, even writing crossover pieces. In his free time, Ashish is an avid basketball player, he loves to watch movies and TV shows, immersing himself in the cinematic world. Ashish studies computer science and data science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and would love to mesh his love for sports with his technical skills.

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