Last night, the Under Armour Elite 24 3 point contest and slam dunk contest took place under the Brooklyn Bridge. There was a lot of fun, excitement, and surprises throughout the Three-Point and Slam Dunk contests. I had a great time watching it on television and only wished I was there in person!
Let’s start with that three-point contest. It consisted of Joel Berry, Devon Booker, Justin Jackson, Malik Newman, Kelly Oubre, Romelo Trimble, Rashad Vaughn, and Dion Wiley. I will focus on the leading scorers. Wiley went first and got 11 out of a possible 30 points. Romelo Trimble ended with 12 in the first out of three rounds. Malik Newman scored 13 and lastly, Devon Booker with an incredible 19. These four shooters moved into the next round and the top two scores would make
it to the finals. In this second round, Wiley went first again and ended with 8 points followed by Trimble who split his first round score in half by getting 6 points. Newman had 12 points in
the second round clinching him a spot in the finals. Booker cemented the other spot by putting up another incredible 15 points. So, for the final round it’s Newman versus Booker. After scoring 13 in the first round, 12 in the second, Newman scored 11 in the final round. Booker went 19 in the first round, 15 in the second round, and won the final round with 16 points. Booker led the scoring
in every round so it was a well-deserved win! He also showed that he knows how to put on a good show. Now, for the dunk contest.
The six contestants competing in the Under Armour Elite 24 Slam Dunk Contest were Stanley Johnson, Derrick Jones, Theo Pinson, Ivan Rabb, Justise Winslow, and Seventh Woods. The highest score you could get was a 40. Winslow and Johnson ran out of time and were unable to make their dunks within the 30 seconds allowed. The first round scores included Rabb with 17, Pinson had 18, Jones scored 35 and Woods earned 40. Jones scored high by jumping over two seven footers, and Woods stole the spotlight with an alley-oop-between-the-legs dunk. The second round was exciting with lower scores: Rabb had 18 points, Woods disappointed with a
28, Jones had 29 and Pinson had 29. This meant that the finals would be Jones versus Pinson. I have to give it to Derrick Jones for his creative attempts but he was not able to complete the dunk. This meant that all Theo Pinson had to do to win the dunk contest was to make the dunk. Instead, he decided to have some fun. He brought out his mom and put her near the basket. I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT! I’ve seen people jump over teammates, random fans,
automobiles, and more. However, Pinson brought out his mom and jumped over her
as she proudly smiled. I had never seen someone jump over one of their immediate
family members. Pinson completed the dunk with style and got a perfect score of
40. He was crowned Under Armour Elite 24 Slam Dunk Contest Champion and earned
every bit of the title. He made it fun to watch and was quite a showman!
Overall, both contests were a blast to watch. These guys really know how to shoot and
slam. Devon Booker had a total of 50 out of 90 possible points from downtown for
the whole competition, and Theo Pinson had a total of 87 out of a possible 120
points. These two did pretty incredible for their competitions. Congratulations
to them both! I can’t wait to watch tonight’s game and see them in action.
Thanks for reading and stay tuned tonight for the Under Armour Elite 24 Game where Team
Coney Island coached by Chris Mullin will take on Team Bed Stuy coached by Pearl
Washington. The game starts at 7:00 PM ET. Who do you think will win? Please comment!
My name is Mike V. I am an enormous basketball fan. I also am a die-hard Knicks fan. After graduating 5th grade, I started writing this blog at the age of 10 in the summer of 2012.