CHICAGO —Chris Walker of Holmes County won the dunk contest prior to the McDonald’s All-American high school basketball game at the United Center.
Walker, a University of Florida commitment who led Holmes County to the Class 1A state championship last month, had four solid dunks, including a windmill for 54 points to start, a one-handed slam for a perfect score of 60 and two strong dunks to close the competition.
Walker finished with 226 points to top Aaron Gordon of Archbishop Mitty (San Jose, Calif.), who had 213 points, and Jabari Parker of Simeon (Chicago), who had 211.
Gordon was the MVP Wednesday night as the West gained a 110-99 victory over the East squad. Gordon had 24 points and eight rebounds in front of 15,818.
The East got within 94-90 when Dakari Johnson scored with 4:40 left, but Gordon responded with a dunk and scored again to boost the West’s lead to 106-91.
Andrew Wiggins had 19 points for the East and Johnson had 12. Walker shot 2 for 6 from the field and 0 for 2 at the free-throw line while scoring four points in 12 minutes. He added six rebounds, one assist, one blocked shot and one steal.
Walker next is scheduled to play in the Jordan Brand Classic on April 13 in Brooklyn.