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Duke-bound Highland (Utah) Lone Peak senior point guard Frank Jackson may have won Monday’s JamFest dunk contest, but Huntington (W.Va.) Prep senior wing Miles Bridges had the last word at Wednesday’s McDonald’s All American Game, throwing down a contest-worthy dunk in the game.
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Bridges took a pass from Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha Catholic senior guard Markell Fultz off the backboard and dialed up a monster windmill for the flush — equally impressive from all angles.
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The Michigan State-bound Bridges collected eight points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals in 15 minutes of action in his East squad’s 114-107 loss to the West, but more people will probably remember the future Spartan’s slam than the final score from Chicago’s United Center.
Bridges also found himself a focus after the game, as he’s one of the few people in this world who know where McDonald’s Co-MVP Josh Jackson will be attending college next season — Arizona, Kansas or Michigan State. Bridges wouldn’t give away his secret, although his pause when lumping Jackson into a conversation about his future Spartans teammates had some folks speculating.
As a Flint native, Bridges has done his fair share of lobbying Jackson on his hometown. “I tell him, ‘If you come (to MSU), you know how good we’ll be,” Bridges told the Detroit Free Press of Jackson.
Meanwhile, all the media could get out of Jackson was a glowing review of Bridges’ game.
“I can see Kawhi (Leonard) a little bit in him, actually,” the Detroit native Jackson told the Free Press of Bridges. “Crazy athletic. I would never contest one of his dunks, ever.”
It’s no wonder speculation is rampant the two Michigan natives and longtime friends will be teammates next season. And with fellow McDonald’s All American Josh Langford also headed to Michigan State this fall, coach Tom Izzo must have visions of windmill dunks dancing in his head.