Collin Sexton Channels Harold Miner To Win The McDonalds All-American Dunk Contest
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Vince Carter has the most famous and probably the most impressive 360 windmill in the history of mankind, but when I saw the Young Bull, Collin Sexton, throw down a contest-winning 360 windmill dunk at the McDonald’s All-American event, it was a Baby Jordan that came to mind.
Remember Harold Miner? The 1993 and 1995 Slam Dunk Champ, who came into the league with the unfortunate nickname of “Baby Jordan,” seven years before Sexton was Baby Collin? During the 1993 NBA Dunk Contest, Miner threw down the first memorable 360 windmill I’ve ever seen.
What made it so memorable was how how he took off while cuffing the ball in one hand, as opposed to two like Carter did. It’s rare you ever see anybody do the dunk with the cuff but that’s what the high-flying Alabama signee did on Monday.
Here’s another look at the dunk in slooooo-mo.
Sexton’s competition in the event included Troy Brown Jr, UCLA signee Jaylen Hands and Maya Dodson, who failed to put down any of her dunks.
“I had a few dunks that I didn’t even do,” Sexton told USA Today. “I was going to go off the side of the backboard, between the legs, backboard windmill. I got a few points so I didn’t have to.”
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BUT VINCE CARTER…
If you are wondering why I didn’t mention Vince Carter’s 360 windmill cuff dunk from the 1995 McDonalds All-American contest, it’s because everybody knows Vinsanity; not many young basketball fans know about Harold Miner.