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Fran Belibi Became The Second Woman To Win The McDonald’s All-American Dunk Contest


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The best men’s and women’s high school players in the country have descended upon Atlanta for the week as McDonald’s All-American Game festivities began on Monday with the dunk contest at Wheeler High School.

Some of the top men’s players in the country took part, including Memphis commit James Wiseman, but it was Fran Belibi, the Stanford commit, who put on for the women by taking home the crown with a quartet of dunks that all earned a perfect 80 score from the judges.

Belibi’s in-game dunks became viral sensations this year, as she throws down with regularity in high school games. She’s impossible to miss, throwing down dunks in her goggles, and on Monday night she wowed the crowd with some fantastic slams. Her first dunk saw her go baseline, take off under the rim, and finish with the right on the other side.

From there, she showed off that she can throw it down with the left hand as well, crossing over and taking off her right foot and putting it through with the left. However, the dunk that had everyone going crazy was her first dunk in the finals when she threw down a two-handed slam from an off-the-backboard alley-oop.

She capped off her win by donning a cape and jumping over a teammate seated in a chair, flaring her legs out like Jordan for the exclamation point on a wildly impressive contest win.

Belibi’s win is the second ever for a woman in the contest, as Candace Parker won it in 2004. She’ll head to Stanford next year where she will be balling and throwing down for the Cardinal, sure to make plenty more highlights in Palo Alto.

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