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Grayson Allen leaps over future Duke teammate to win McDonald's dunk contest

Providence star clears 6-foot-10 player in dunk final

Posted: April 1, 2014 - 1:31pm  |  Updated: April 1, 2014 - 5:33pm
Providence star Grayson Allen leaps over 6-foot-10 center Jahlil Okafor during the dunk contest at the McDonald's All-American Game Monday night. Allen, a Duke signee, won the event with the dunk.    By Andrew Nelles, The Associated Press
By Andrew Nelles, The Associated Press
Providence star Grayson Allen leaps over 6-foot-10 center Jahlil Okafor during the dunk contest at the McDonald's All-American Game Monday night. Allen, a Duke signee, won the event with the dunk.

Providence basketball star Grayson Allen rocked the arena on Monday night.

Allen, a senior and reigning Times-Union boys basketball player of the year, won the McDonald’s All-American Slam Dunk Contest in Chicago with an unforgettable throw down in the final.

Allen jumped over 6-foot-10 center and Duke signee Jahlil Okafor to win the title, a dunk that went viral across social media just about the minute he put it down.

Allen cleared future Duke teammates Tyus Jones (6-1) and Justise Winslow (6-6) in the semifinal round, then put on a Jay Williams jersey and vaulted over Okafor in the final. The McDonald’s All-American game is Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Chicago.