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.