Theo Pinson (Greensboro, N.C./Wesleyan Christian) dunked over his own mother to win the Under Armour Elite 24 dunk contest held in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Aug. 23.
Pinson, who has verbally committed to North Carolina, received a perfect 40 from the judges for the dunk to win the prestigious contest. Pinson only needed to make his final dunk after Derrick Jones (Philadelphia, Pa./Archbishop Carroll) missed all three of his dunks in the final round.
Pinson and Jones were joined in the contest by Ivan Raab (Oakland, Calif./Bishop O’Dowd), Seventh Woods (Columbia, S.C./Hammond School), Justise Winslow (Houston, Texas/St. John’s) and Stanley Johnson (Fullerton, Calif./Mater Dei).
Woods, 15, wearing a spider man shirt received the only other perfect score in the contest when he threw down a dunk after going between his legs in the first round. Raab also advanced to the second round.
In the second round, Pinson and Jones each received 28s for their dunks to beat out Woods (27) and Raab (0) to setup the finals showdown.
Detroit Pistons’ Brandon Jennings, Charlotte Bobcats’ Kemba Walker, Sacramento Kings Greivis Vasquez, former NBA player Mario Ellie and actor Michael Rapaport served as the contests’ judges.
Sharpshooter Devin Booker (Ocean Springs, Miss./Moss Point) won the three-point contest, which took place prior to the dunk contest. Bookerknocked down four of five shots from the final rack, including the money ball, to defeat Malik Newman (Ridgeland, Miss./Calloway) 16-11 in the finals. Booker, ESPN’s No. 16 player in the class of 2014, finished the contest with 50 points.
Justin Jackson (Tombell, Texas/Homeschool Christian Youth Association), Rashad Vaughn (Golden Valley, Minn./Findlay Prep), Kelly Oubre (Richmond, Texas/Findlay Prep), Dion Wiley (Oxon Hill, Md./Potomac School), Romelo Trimble (Upper Marlboro, Md./Bishop O’Connell) and Joel Berry II (Apopka, Fla./Lake Highland Prep) also participated in the contest.
Booker (19 points), Newman (13), Trimble (12) and Wiley (11) advanced to the second round. Booker (15) and Newman (12) had the top two scores in the second round.
The main event of the weekend is the Elite 24 game, which will take place at the Tobacco Warehouse in Brooklyn. The game will be televised on ESPNU at 7 p.m. EDT.