Duke basketball dominates McDonald’s All-American skill competitions

Duke basketball commit Sean Stewart dunks over Mackenzie Mgbako (Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sport)
Duke basketball commit Sean Stewart dunks over Mackenzie Mgbako (Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sport) /

The future of the Duke basketball program dominated the McDonald’s All-American skill competitions. 

It did not take long for the world to realize that the Duke basketball program has serious players coming to Durham next fall after two recruits dominated the McDonald’s All-American skill competitions on Monday night.

Five-star shooting guard Jared McCain took the court first in the 3-point shootout and his performance was just jaw-dropping.

McCain sunk 19-of-25 attempts as he took home the crown in the event.


The 19 made 3-pointers from McCain in the event would have been the 6th most on the Blue Devils roster this season.

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McCain, the 6-foot-2 guard from Centennial (Calif.), is ranked as the No. 15 player in the country, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, and top player in the rich basketball state of California.

Jared McCain becomes the 11th future Duke player to win the 3-point shootout and joins a list that includes Cam Reddish, Luke Kennard, Ryan Kelly, JJ Redick, and Shane Battier.

Duke basketball forward stuns in slam dunk contest

Sean Stewart took the court in the slam dunk contest following Jared McCain’s victory in the 3-point shootout and the Montverde Academy (Fla.) forward had some serious competition in the highly anticipated event.

Uncommitted wing Bronny James also took part in the competition but no one could make the athleticism of the future Blue Devil.

Stewart’s initial dunk used Duke commit Mackenzie Mgbako as a prop as the 6-foot-8 Stewart threw down a windmill dunk over the 6-foot-8 Mgabko to advance to the championship round.

Sean Stewart took home the crown in the event after throwing the basketball off the backboard, tapping the ball on the backboard, and then dunking in one motion.

Duke has the No. 2 recruiting class in the country, according to 247Sports, but five-star guard Caleb Foster and five-star wing TJ Power were not invited to participate in the McDonald’s All-American event.

Mackenzie Mgbako, Sean Stewart, and Jared McCain will play in the McDonald’s All-American Game on Tuesday, March 28 in Houston, Texas at 9:00p.m. ET (ESPN).

Mgbako and Stewart will be on Team East while McCain headlines Team West.

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