MARIETTA, Georgia | Fran Belibi’s star continues to rise as she does above the rim.
The Regis Jesuit senior dunking sensation and Stanford signee went viral yet again Monday when she captured the championship of the POWERADE JamFest, the dunk contest associated with the prestigious McDonald’s All-American Game.
Going head-to-head with some of the nation’s best male prep dunkers at Wheeler High School, Belibi recorded perfect scores on all four of her attempts to become the first female to win the dunk contest since current WNBA star Candace Parker back in 2004.
— McDonald’s All American Games (@McDAAG) March 26, 2019
Neither New Jersey’s Scottie Lewis — who cleared three players on a windmill dunk on one of his attempts or New York’s Precious Achiuwa could outshine Belibi, whose dunking exploits have been the stuff of national conversation for the past two seasons.
Just over a week after showing off in the A-Town All-Star Game dunk contest, the 6-foot-1 Belibi stole the show with a array of dunks that first included an alley oop off the backboard from future Stanford teammate Haley Jones and concluded when she donned a black cape and soared over a seated player.
Belibi was mobbed by a group of McDonald’s All-Americans after each successful attempt as she garnered a perfect score to win by a point over Lewis.
Next up, Belibi will play in the McDonald’s All-American Game
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