Although the World Basketball Festival’s events have been scattered at numerous locations around D.C., the Armory Center was undoubtedly the place to be yesterday. Last night, the previously mentioned convention center was home to a couple of championship basketball games (more on that later), a landing spot for some of the most recognizable college coaches in the nation, and most of all, the Regional Nike+ Basketball Dunk Showcase. With LeBron James, Diana Taurasi, Bobbito Garcia and Nike’s latest signee Anthony Davis on hand to judge, the contestants tried their best to impress with a slew of creative dunks, which included some completed throw downs and some awesome-yet-failed attempts. Ultimately, Justin “Jus Fly” Darlington, a native of Ontario, Canada, was crowned the champion after an emphatic final dunk with a vertical jump of 43 inches. Take a look at our full recap of last night’s dunk contest, including a short video of Darlington’s winning dunk.“Jus Fly” going over one of his dunks with his partner “Jus Fly” jumps over his partner for one of the most impressive dunks of the night LeBron James dubbed him “Frog Man” after this dunk Left to Right: Diana Taurasi, LeBron James, Anthony Davis, a high school basketball player Nike selected and Bobbito Garcia Bobbito Garcia “Jus Fly” holding up his trophy after the win “Jus Fly” in good company after winning the Regional NIKE+ Basketball Dunk Showcase
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