WATCH: The best dunks from the 2019 ‘Iolani Classic dunk competition

Oak Hill's Darrick Jones Jr., second from right, with family after winning the slam dunk contest at the 'Iolani Classic. Photo by Paul Honda/Star-Advertiser.

Darrick Jones Jr. is the undisputed slam dunk champion of high school basketball.

He was 5-0 coming into the slam dunk contest at the ‘Iolani Prep Classic on Thursday night. With a series of windmills, East Bay Funk and lob-off-the-side-of-the-backboard throwdowns, Jones prevailed once again. He was won all six dunk contests he has entered. All of them were at high school tournaments. At ‘Iolani, he brought fans to their feet again and again.

“How much power I dunk with, I like to dunk with force. I like to let people know I’m not playing games with this stuff,” Jones said. “I’m still undefeated.”

Jones edged Kordel Ng, a 5-foot-9 skywalker from Kamehameha by way of now-defunct St. Francis. Ng had his own arsenal of 360, windmill and East Bay Funk offerings that brought spectators to their feet. The two went into a tiebreaker round after scoring 96 totals with two dunks each.

Ng’s tiebreaker dunk netted a score of 49 by leaping over older brother and current Hawaii player Kameron Ng for the slam. Jones settled the matter by dunking over three teammates, including 6-9 Bradley Ezewiro, who initially shook his head and refused to participate.

“He just got scared. He ended up trusting me. He was fine,” Jones said.

Jones had played earlier in Oak Hill’s win over Kalani, scoring 17 points. He didn’t lack for energy.

“It’s God’s gift that I have,” he said. “Jumping over my bigs was the best one. Whatever came to my mind, that’s what I did.”

Here are the best dunks from Thursday night’s competition.


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