Fran Belibi has been making headlines since she was a sophomore in high school. The Stanford commit from Colorado gained internet fame with videos of her dunking in the middle of a game. Her fame has reached a new level after becoming the second woman to win the dunk contest at the 2019 McDonald’s All-American Game.
Belibi joins WNBA star Candace Parker as the only two women to ever win the dunk contest at the event. She received four perfect scores on her dunks, the only person in the field to receive more than two during the dunk contest.
The 6-foot-1 star from Regis Jesuit High School edged out Florida signee Scottie Lewis and five-star uncommitted big man Precious Achiuwa.
Her first two dunks were impressive as she completed a reverse dunk and a left-handed dunk to advance to the finals. Belibi’s dunks in the finals really got the crowd off their feet, opening up the finals with a two-handed dunk. She caught the ball off the glass from future Stanford teammate Haley Jones. The most impressive feature of the dunks that Belibi attempted is that they were all game dunks.
She is capable of dunking with both and Jones said during the broadcast that she will be throwing lobs to Belibi. The Colorado native took home the title by jumping over someone sitting in a chair while wearing a cape. Belibi needed to pull off the spectacular after Lewis pulled off a 360 dunk after catching the ball from the side of the backboard.
The Stanford commit was mobbed by all the participants in the game after completing the final dunk in the competition. Belibi’s ability to glide through the air will have people tuning in to see her dunk when she suits up for Stanford in November. Basketball fans will be able to get their first look of Belibi dunking in the women’s McDonald’s All-American Game on March 28 at 5:00 p.m.