A video of a slick alley-oop and dunk during a Nova Scotia high school basketball game has taken off online.

Levi Smith took a breakaway pass for the Auburn Drive Eagles at a game in Cole Harbour this weekend and had a clear layup, but also saw a chance for something more sensational.

His teammate, Johneil Johnson, was sprinting up the opposite side of the court. They locked eyes and knew what was about to happen.

"I gave him the look. I knew he was ready for it so I gave it up," Smith told CBC News on Monday.

"My boy here, I've been playing with him a long time. So when he gave me that look, I knew what was going down," Johnson said.

Smith bounced an alley-oop off the backboard. Johnson accelerated, jumped over two defenders, caught the ball mid-air and delivered a ferocious dunk.

The video has earned thousands of clicks on YouTube and is an early contender for Canadian high school dunk of the year, according to Yahoo Sports. 

Ericka Ans, athletic director at Auburn Drive High School, said the crowd went wild when the Grade 11 student soared to the hoop.

"It was amazing. People went crazy," she said.

Not bad for a player who's 16 years old and five feet ten inches tall.

The result of that game: Auburn Drive High beat Dartmouth High 97 to 78.