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Slam-dunk artist leaves ‘em gasping

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Journal Staff

A slam-dunk artist and his pals wowed a capacity crowd at St. Clair Secondary for a good cause on Feb. 19.

Jordan Kilganon was fresh off a showcase appearance that the NBA all-star game in Toronto in which his “scorpion dunk” stole the show when he arrived in Sarnia.

The international TV exposure made the 23-year-old Sudbury native a global online phenomenon, and he didn’t disappoint.

Following some shooting contests involving local high school athletes, Kilganon and fellow dunk artists Sherman Su and Thain Vandyke put on an aerial clinic before a crowd that filled the bleachers, stage and standing area.

The visit was facilitated by St. Clair basketball coach Justin Brogden, who had coached the teenaged Kilganon when he lived in Sudbury.

As Brogden told The Journal, some of Kilganon’s YouTube videos have more than 10 million view.

When it was over, the event had raised $3,200 for the United Way of Sarnia-Lambton.

Jordan Kilganon goes airborne by leaping over Const. Nick McLean of Sarnia Police and local motivational speaker Dan Edwards.
Jordan Kilganon goes airborne by leaping over Const. Nick McLean of Sarnia Police and local motivational speaker Dan Edwards.
Local basketball players who took part in a hoops competition react to a spectacular jump by Kilganon.
Local basketball players who took part in a hoops competition react to a spectacular jump by Kilganon.
Jordan Kilganon dunks after leaping over and accepting the ball form an assistant. The spectacular show featured three YouTube slam dunkers: Kilganon, Sherman Su and Thain Vandyke.
Jordan Kilganon dunks after leaping over and accepting the ball form an assistant. The spectacular show featured three YouTube slam dunkers: Kilganon, Sherman Su and Thain Vandyke.
The Feb. 19 United Way fundraiser was well recorded on cell phones.
The Feb. 19 United Way fundraiser was well recorded on cell phones.

 

 

 

 

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