The Shohoku High School basketball team is a fictional Japanese high school basketball team featured in the anime and manga series Slam Dunk from Kanagawa Prefecture. The main characters Hanamichi Sakuragi and Kaede Rukawa as well the primary supporting characters Takenori Akagi, Ryota Miyagi, and Hisashi Mitsui are on this team. The team's colors are red and black at home and white and red when away.
Shohoku has for two years running been considered of no consequence at the prefecutural level and largely a one-man team because of the presence of team captain Takenori Akagi. It is not until Akagi's third year that things begin to turn around for Shohoku and they start to become a team to be reckoned with. They are the only non-seeded team to make it to the final four of the Kanagawa Interhigh Tournament, their sole loss in the tournament being against Kainan. Despite being the runner-up representative for Kanagawa, they are ranked as a C class team and placed into a tough tournament bracket, facing Toyotama and the reigning National Champion Sannoh. They favor a run and gun style of play and have a wide breadth of offensive capabilities. However, their major weakness is their weak bench and as a result must rely completely on their starting lineup.