Frank Jackson joins Duke royalty after impressive All-American performance

Frank Jackson stole the spotlight throughout the entirety of the McDonald’s All-American Game festivities that wrapped up last night in Chicago. The 6-foot-1, 180 pound five-star recruit from Utah won the dunk contest on Monday night with a rim-rocking 360-Tomahawk dunk that earned him a perfect score of 70 in the final round of the contest.

The fun didn’t stop there for Jackson, however, as he took over the All-American Game on Wednesday night. He tallied 19 points in 19 minutes, shooting 5-of-7 from three and 7-of-11 from the field, as he lead the West to a 114-107 victory over the East.

Jackson’s performance earned him McDonald’s All-American Game MVP, becoming the 5th player in history to win both the Dunk Contest and MVP award at the event.

To add to the incredible week for Jackson, he also became the fifth Duke player to be named MVP. His predecessors? J.J. Redick, Jahlil Okafor, Josh McRoberts and Bobby Hurley. Safe to say he is in good company.

Jackson’s performance makes him a definite threat to compete for the starting PG job, as Derryck Thornton was shaky for the Blue Devils throughout the season. Look for him to make an immediate impact for Duke next fall.

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