Frank Jackson wins McDonald's All-American dunk contest; affinity for Book of Mormon cited
Ravell Call, Deseret News
Apparently, Lone Peak guard Frank Jackson wasn't content with simply taking part in the McDonald's All-American festivities this week in Chicago.
The 6-foot-3 future Duke Blue Devil, who is just the sixth Utahn to ever earn a spot in the McDonald's game, took home the crown Monday night in the Powerade Jam Fest, beating seven other prep stars for slam dunk supremacy.
Trailing by a point entering the final round, Jackson's 360 jam sealed the deal.
Future Duke SG Frank Jackson takes home the Powerade Jam Fest title with the 360 two hand slam https://t.co/uPYTtsJeH8— The Cauldron (@TheCauldron) March 29, 2016
Before Jackson's second dunk, former Duke point guard and current ESPN analyst Jay Williams said, "I love that his favorite book is Book of Mormon and he's from Utah."
The McDonald's All-American game will take place Wednesday night at 7 p.m. MT and will be televised on ESPN.
Ryan McDonald is a sports reporter at DeseretNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @ryanwmcdonald.