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Malik Monk Dunks into Second Place at the Powerade Jam Fest

Nick Roush03/28/16


Article written by:On3 imageNick Roush


Screen Shot 2016-03-28 at 9.45.20 PM 1 Malik Monk came up five points short of becoming the first player to ever win both the Three Point Shootout and the Slam Dunk Competition at the McDonald's All-American game, falling short to Duke commit Frank Jackson. Just like the three point contest, he started a little slow before providing some jaw-droppers. It wasn't a bad start at all, but he was just getting started.  His second dunk is where he really took flight.  Another angle from the floor. https://vine.co/v/iDH59BB6AYj After making it to the final round, he started by taking lobs off the side of the backboard from Jayson Tatum.  With a shorter theater stage, it was too cramped for him to truly break free.  With time winding down, he threw down a "simple" windmill.  As Jay Williams said, what makes it most impressive is that he did it "on the way up." https://vine.co/v/iDH6PdrIA6E He recovered for something that nearly put him over the top.  It didn't have the twist and turns that you see so often in other dunk contests, but taking off from outside the lane was enough to raise the temperature in the Chicago Theatre. One more time. https://vine.co/v/iDHHAAErPim Tonight was our first taste of Malik Monk.  It's a shame that after Wednesday's game we'll have to wait until Big Blue Madness for more.

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