UK recruit Julius Randle started the weekend off right Friday night.
Randle won the Under Armour Elite 24 dunk contest with a between-the-legs, behind-the-back slam in the finals, defeating 2015 guard Jamar Ergas. On his final dunk, Randle earned a perfect score from the five-judge panel, which included NBA stars Kyrie Irving and Brandon Jennings.
The 2013 forward talked to ESPN’s Dave Telep after the contest, but shed little light on his recruitment.
“After this, I’ll make a list of nine or 10 schools and we’ll take it from there,” he said.
Randle will be one of several UK targets playing in Saturday night’s Elite 24 game in Venice Beach, Calif.
The game can be seen at 7 p.m. on ESPNU.