A between-the-legs 360-degree jam decided both the McDonald’s High School All-American dunk contest, and the 2013 Final Four competition this week.
Both competitions brought a fresh perspective and enthusiasm to a contest that has NBA fans clamoring for more creativity and participation from stars.
Six-foot-ten Florida-bound power forward Chris Walker won the high school competition Monday, edging out No. 1 rated prospect Andrew Wiggins.
Wiggins is still undecided about where he will play ball next season, but has drawn interest from each of the upper echelon schools in the country like Kansas, Kentucky and North Carolina.
Every participant is currently ranked in the top 20 of this year’s class, including Chicago favorite son Jabari Parker, who is heading to Duke, and Arizona’s latest hyper athletic forwards, Aaron Gordon and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson.
The highlights for each of the high school slams can be viewed below.
On Thursday, Detroit senior forward Doug Anderson wowed the crowd in Atlanta with an array of slams. Calling them “easy” and claiming he didn’t even stretch, Anderson converted a bounce pass into another between the legs dunk with his head nearly grazing the rim.
Anderson edged out Carrick Felix from Arizona State, Renaldo Woodridge of USC, Missouri’s Keion Bell, James Ennis from Long Beat State, Garlon Green of Texas Christian and Corey Law from High Point.
Each of Anderson’s slams can be viewed below.