Written by Corbett Smith
Photos, video: Lincoln's LeBryan Nash wins slam dunk contest
We all knew LeBryan Nash could dunk , and now we have confirmation that he may be the best high school dunker in the country.
Nash won the McDonald’s All-American dunk contest on Monday night, coming back from fourth place in the final rounds and edging Duke signee Marshall Plumlee. And he won with style, or at least style by Stillwater standards.
For his final dunk, Nash donned a foam orange cowboy hat. It was a nod to Oklahoma State, where he’ll play his college ball. The foam hat is the same prop he used when he announced his intention to sign with Oklahoma State in October.
"I was giving the fans what they want, which is a show," said Nash to USA Today.
Nash will play in the McDonald’s All-American game on Wednesday.
Here are clips of Nash's dunks:
"I was giving the fans what they want, which is a show," Nash told USA Today. He had not practiced dunking while wearing the hat, he said in the report.
Duke signee Marshall Plumlee (Christ School; Arden, N.C.) finished second, two points behind Nash, while another Duke signee, Austin Rivers -- son of Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers -- got the only perfect score of the night, while wearing a vintage No. 25 Atlanta Hawks jersey worn by his father.
Here's some clips of all the dunkers:
The lone Dallas/Fort Worth-area player on either roster, Nash will play in McDonald's All-American game on Wednesday at Chicago's United Center on ESPN.