Josh Jackson, rated the top player in the Class of 2016 by Rivals, won the Under Armour Elite 24 Dunk Contest on Friday night at Pier 2 in Brooklyn with an off-the-backboard, between-the-legs dunk for his second perfect score of the night. Jackson defeated Baylor commit Mark Vital in the finals.
The 6-foot-7 Jackson added to an impressive summer. In July, the rising high school senior started on USA Basketball U19 team that won the FIBA World Championships in Greece. After averaging 19.2 points per game for 1 Nation in the Under Armour Association, Jackson broke the scoring record at the Big Strick Classic with a 50-point performance earlier this month.
Jackson will look to build on Friday night’s showing on Saturday night in the 10th annual Under Armour Elite 24.
Last Saturday, two dozen of the best high school prospects in the nation participated in the 2013 Under Armour Elite 24 at Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York.
The all-star game ended with Team Coney Island, led by Lincoln High (N.Y.) and Brooklyn native Isaiah Whitehead, topping Team Bed Stuy, led by )SMU commit Emmanuel Mudiay, 114-109. Both players earned MVP honors — along with Apple Valley High (Minn.) point guard Tyus Jones and Mater Dei High (Calf.) wing Stanley Johnson — following the game.
All the weekend highlights, from the game to North Carolina commit Theo Pinson jumping over his own mother to win the dunk contest, can be seen in the video above.