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Miss USA 2012: 4th Runner Up Jasmyn Wilkins Is NBA Royalty

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Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterJune 4, 2012

We have some great news from the land of former NBA superstars. Dominique Wilkins' niece Jasmyn placed fourth in the ever-popular Miss USA pageant, and we have pictures. 

This niece is nearly as nice as one of 'Nique's classic throw-down dunks. Oh, and her dad happens to be the former Knicks guard Gerald Wilkins. 

Jasmyn "Jazz" Wilkins comes from a long line of basketball thoroughbreds. While she is an accomplished athlete, she has an uncle who was no less than one of the best to play in the NBA and a human highlight reel who made magic when he had the ball in his hands. 

Her brother is Damien Wilkins, a 32-year old journeyman who is currently an NBA free agent, last playing with the Detroit Pistons. 

Jazz's sister Holli Wilkins will be playing basketball for Furman on a scholarship. The name Wilkins will soon become synonymous with success, at this pace. 

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The Chatanoogan has more information on this lovely lady, who was so close to becoming the 2012 Miss USA. 

As for the specifics, she is a 22-year old nursing student at Georgia State University. If you wanted to know how she received the nickname Jazz, it's more than a cute play on her name Jasmyn. She was a saxophonist in her prep school’s orchestra and marching band. 

All of this is to say that Wilkins comes from a long line of winners. She proved her Wilkins-esque ability by taking the Miss Georgia title in her first ever pageant experience. 

Via the Chatanoogan report, her dream is to become a nurse anesthetist or a dermatology nurse. Her namesake is all you need to know to realize that she will soon realize that dream. 

That's sort of what this family is good at, succeeding. 

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