While many of the eyes in the packed Ratner Center on Universeity of Chicago’s South Side campus were focused on hometown star Jabari Parker (Simeon HS), it was high-flying 6’9 Florida commit Chris Walker who won the 2013 Powerade Jam Fest with his consistency.
Not known for his dunks, Jabari Parker was a surprise entry to many. Parker paid homage to Chicago Bulls great Michael Jordan with his cradle dunk and one later where he took of from the free throw line (or close to it).
Uncommitted stars 6’8 Andrew Wiggins and 6’8 Aaron Gordon both started rather slowly, but finished huge. In the evening’s most memorable moment, after a few missed attempts, Andrew Wiggins brought down the house with his 360 Eastbay!
Many hoops fans in the gym felt Gordon got robbed by the judges (especially ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith) on his double-double, but he got a great score on his 360 Eastbay.
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