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Monday night's McDonald’s All-American Dunk Contest featured some of the biggest high school basketball talents in recent memory, and they did not fail to live up to their billing.
Andrew Wiggins, the No. 1 high school recruit in the nation, squared off against other blue-chip recruits in a show of high-flying acrobatics that had even ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith nodding in approval.
The biggest dunk of the night belonged to Wiggins, who pulled off an eye-opening, between-the-legs reverse 360 dunk that sent legendary athlete and contest judge Bo Jackson—yes, that Bo Jackson—jumping out of his seat and bowing down.
Wiggin’s monster jam was one of two in the entire competition that earned a maximum score of 60 points, with the other coming from Florida recruit Chris “Sky” Walker. Walker was crowned the winner of the contest, pulling off monster jam after jam with his head near the rim. Wiggins fell to fourth place after having trouble with several of his attempts.
Other notable dunkers included Aaron Gordon and Jabari Parker. Gordon, a product of San Jose, Calif., threw down a number of dunks this author has never seen before at the high school level of competition, including a between-the-legs, tomahawk jam and a reverse cradle dunk. Parker, a Chicago native, took a page from Michael Jordan’s book and pulled off a dunk from near the free-throw line.
In summary, the contest was everything you’d hope to see from the increasingly athletic and incredibly dominant seniors coming out America’s high schools.
I’m not crying, I just have dunk in my eye: Dr__Carson