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MANILA, Philippines – Chris Newsome of the Meralco Bolts reigned supreme in the 2017 PBA All-Star Week after coming out on top of the Slam Dunk competition on Friday, April 28 at the Quezon Convention Center in Lucena City, Philippines.
Newsome captured this year’s trophy by juggling 3 balls and then bouncing one off the backboard and throwing it down for a dunk to finish with two-dunk total of 87 points and edge out finalist James Forrester of GlobalPort.
After a perfect 50 on his first attempt, Forrester listed only 36 from the judges on his second dunk, as he eventually provided Newsome a one-point advantage for the coveted title.
Meanwhile, Mahindra Floodbuster’s Rey Guevarra broke his 4-year reign as Slam Dunk champion as he finished in 3rd place after two dunks with a total of 87 points.
Jammer Jamito of Barangay Ginebra and Marion Magat of the Alaska Aces also failed to advance to the next round of the contest. – Rappler.com