Best Players in the Slam Dunk Game

The Top Ten
1 Akirah Sendoh

Sendoh is the best guy you'd wish for your team. He has skill, height, versatility, and charisma to fire up and support his comrades in adversity. I like what Inoue Sensei did, making the best character in Slam Dunk the whole package, even without being the best player in any area.

He was about to beat Kainan all by himself... that's impressive. Everybody is aware of his skills, but he's got something nobody showed in the series. He is double-faced. He can be a big-time scorer and a big-time playmaker. Not even Maki or Sawakita were able to switch positions and interpretations during a match. Sendoh is the best player in the game.

2 Eiji Sawakita

He's a two-way player with big offensive skills, completely unstoppable, and has incredible defensive skills. He's stated as the best player in Japan. He can beat anyone 1 on 1 any day.

Although he has a selfish playstyle, I think he's selfish because he knows his teammates can always back him up. Unlike Sendoh, who doesn't really have reliable teammates.

Eiji was called the Number 1 High School Player. Akirah Sendoh admitted that he can't win against Sawakita. Eiji is a defensive and offensive player. He has developed extraordinary skills and stamina. No one can defeat Eiji in 1-on-1.

3 Shinichi Maki

He can carry his team, and he's clearly unstoppable. Even Shohoku had to put four guys on him. He has incredible vision and good physical ability, which allows him to control his body in the air and do a one-on-one.

He's also a pretty good defender. He could block Hanamichi's dunk, the same dunk he did to posterize three players from Shoyo. He's really underrated.

Maki is a really strong player. He is a good point guard and has a good build. Against Shohoku, no one could beat him in 1v1, and he surpassed their three-to-one defense.

The only reason he could be considered better than Sendoh is that he has a complete, strong team with more than one offensive player.

4 Kaede Rukawa

He even has the same skill as Akira Sendoh or even surpasses him when he realizes he doesn't have to be selfish. He must be at least in second place.

He is immensely talented in basketball, and he is still improving. Imagine him in two years. He is my all-time favorite.

Rukawa is an offensive threat. He's unpredictable, and that's the reason he's in fourth place. The double clutch dunk on Maki, the poster on Nobe, the floater, etc.

5 Kazunari Fukatsu
6 Kenji Fujima

He has leading skills, dashing looks, and shooting skills.

7 Hanamichi Sakuragi

The rebound king controls the game. It wouldn't be too long before he catches up to Rukawa in skills. After learning new skills, with his athleticism, speed, and strength, he will have the upper hand against any other player.

I still believe he will win against Hiroshi Morishige. Don't you remember what happened between the duel of Dennis Rodman and Shaquille O'Neal in the playoffs?

The rebound king has the highest potential, brute strength, and is the fastest learner in the series.

8 Hisashi Mitsui

My favorite. He never gives up and also has the best shooting form, which is clean as heck.

Back after two years of no training but still bang it!

One of the best three-point shooters in Kanagawa. He is amazing despite having two years wasted.

9 Ryota Miyagi

He is speed. He faced Fujima and Maki before. Even though he is a bit smaller than the others, he still proves that he has skill.

10 Takenori Akagi

He is very important in Shohoku. He has spectacular dunks and leads the team super well.

The Contenders
11 Mikio Kawata
12 Dai Moroboshi

Aichi star is a sharpshooter like few others we see in Slam Dunk.

Dai Moroboshi can put the ball on the floor and slash the defense with his quickness. Like Maki, he can go to the hole or dish tasty assists for his teammates. Amazing in transition, he can pull up from three without passes or screens.

13 Hiroshi Morishige

The strongest Slam Dunk character for me. He defeated Shohoku in the manga in the third round. It means he can also defeat the teams that Shohoku beat, which is one of the strongest teams in Japan.

14 Soichiro Jin

Perfect shot form, perfect release timing. Better than Mitsui, in my opinion.

15 Atsushi Tsuchiya
16 Masashi Kawata
17 Anzai Sensei
18 Toru Hanagata

He is a good rebounder and smart player. He also has an almost impossible-to-block fadeaway.

19 Jun Uozumi
20 Kiyota Nobunaga
21 Tatsumasa Oda

He's so good he carried his team a long way. If he didn't have an injury, the scores might have been close when Takezono faced Kainan.

22 Kuroko Tetsuya
23 Minoru Matsumoto

He is Competent in all areas and a high scorer. He would probably be the ace of Sannoh if Eiji Sawakita did not play there.

24 Kicchou Fukuda
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